About Bioethics Observatory

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, such as the biological and anthropological status of the human embryo, matters regarding the end of life, especially euthanasia, assisted suicide and palliative care, and also some of the issues that are currently giving rise to major debates, including assisted reproduction, surrogacy, use of contraceptives and the morning-after pill, transsexuality, genome editing, synthetic biology, production of human-animal chimeras for medical purposes and transhumanism. We publish monthly two newsletters Bioethics News and Bioethics at a Glance. More than 10.000 subscribers receive them.

Medical and bioethical current dilemas raised around the COVID-19 pandemic. Stockpiled vaccines and drugs objective risks

Stockpiled vaccines and drugs for COVID 19 objective risks Introduction [...]

Facial recognition related to large-scale personal data could threaten the rule of law and the autonomy of the citizen

The archive of millions of personal data at disposal without [...]

China accused of genocide after alleged use of family planning laws to eradicate certain ethnic populations

We have published many articles about the Chinese regime’s violation [...]

Commercial surrogacy legalization. Bioethical and medical implications

The news that commercial surrogacy has been legalized with significant [...]

The Vatican Opinion on Gender perspective. Responding to the Timothy F. Murphy’s article published in Bioethics

A recent article published in The Linacre Quarterly (June 17, [...]

COVID-19 vaccines ethics debate. Cells from induced human abortions used to their production

"Could be used on a temporary basis until other similar [...]

Animal testing. Alcohol early gestation drinking affects areas of the fetal brain in monkeys

A debated topic with broad bioethical repercussions is whether alcohol [...]

Translating to human the findings of experiments in animals is not always feasible

A great deal of the news that reaches the public [...]