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.

Child gender identity, Conscientious Objection and the popular American drama serie “The Good Doctor”

In “She” (The Good Doctor, Season 1, Episode 14), Dr. [...]

The allocation of healthcare resources during crisis

Introduction The distribution of healthcare resources equitably among the population [...]

The focus of the pandemic is now in United States, Italy and Spain. A developing story that will be updated

The United States now has more confirmed cases than any [...]

Spanish scientists urge the government apply stricter measures against coronavirus in some regions of Spain

Yesterday, March 27, 2020, the prestigious scientific journal “The Lancet” [...]

Dating app for couples created using genetic information. Some technical and ethical issues to be resolved

Our Observatory has published many articles on the undoubted benefits [...]

Euthanasia comes to Spain. Medical, legal and social reflection

The Bioethics Observatory of the Catholic University of Valencia has [...]

Germany overturns ban on euthanasia and assisted suicide with a strong opposition

Germany has joined the minority of European countries that allow euthanasia. [...]

IVF embryos for scientific research. Is it necessary the consent of gamete donors to use embryos for research?

Until now, the use of the remaining IVF embryos for [...]

Federal judge rules that missing data from hundreds of clinical trials conducted in the U.S. must be turned over

We have been publishing articles on the bioethical implications of [...]

Britain proposes genome sequencing in all newborns. Medical and ethical approach

The United Kingdom has proposed that all children will be [...]