About Bioethics Observatory - Institute of Life Sciences UCV

Our website includes “Special Reports” and news, based on the latest biomedical and biotechnological research findings from the world’s top medical and scientific journals. A multidisciplinary editor staff gives a medical and personalistic bioethical assessment. It is also a dynamic means of communication with our readers to reflect on these issues.

Political trends in scientific journals. The New England Journal case

"Abortion right in peril" NEJM The New England [...]

The sperm shortage prompts fertility clinics to expand their search to unimaginable extremes. Sperm donation after death is debated in Britain

A new approach to alleviating the shortage of sperm donors [...]

U.S. physicians have one of the highest rates of suicide of any profession

For the third annual observance of National Physician Suicide Awareness [...]

Mind and machine. The ethics of brain-computer technologies

Last September, the Royal Society launched a report entitled iHuman: [...]

No medical consensus on the moment of the death of a person. Issue that affects public trust

Determining the moment of death remains of singular importance for [...]

Frauds at the highest level of scientific research

Our Observatory has been reporting different frauds in scientific research [...]

The strategy to use frozen embryos in IVF could help to resolve the collapsing of fertility clinics capacity of storage

Two large studies concluded that embryos fresh or frozen options [...]

A great study concludes that palliative care and end of life issues are being neglected

JAMA Surg. has published a report titled Palliative Care and [...]

The slippery slope of euthanasia after legalization. Netherlands example

The slippery slope in countries where is legalized has been [...]

Opiods valuable analgesic efficacy. Epidemic and the controversy surrounding its abuse in the U.S.

Introduction A dossier published in The Washington Post discusses the [...]