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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.
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Conscientious objection and good practice? New Spanish law

When a doctor is pushed to kill rather than cure [...]

Status of women in India, and sex-selective abortion. A short review and a great initiative

On the last International Women’s Day (March 8, 2021) an [...]

Opinion on the use of puberty blockers in the United States is changing. Until now is the standard treatment to gender dysphoria

Even members of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health [...]

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Should the concept of brain death be reviewed in the United States? A relevant bioethical issue

“The discussion of brain death should arguably focus on the [...]

Pope Francis affirms that health workers’ conscientious objection to participating in abortion is non-negotiable

“You know that I am very clear about this: it [...]

The laboratory’s SARS-CoV-2 leak theory gains traction. We have an eyewitness outside of China

We recently published an article about a letter to the [...]

The collapse of the health system in Alaska due, in some measure, to an irresponsible management of the crisis

An article published in The New York Times (October 6, [...]


In medical ethics, could the patient's right to don't know [...]

China’s communist party rulers against abortions for “non-medical purposes”. A rule more radical than Texas Heartbeat Act

The Chinese government has not managed to reverse the deep [...]

Deaths of young people in clinical trial of gene therapy could affect the research of this promising treatment

We have published several articles about this line of research. [...]