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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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Experiments with ex vivo brain cells grown in lab for more than a year, mirror changes in a newborn’s brain

The neuroscience project to study the human brain has a [...]

Genetics and non-genetics factors of diseases. The exposome’s studies

The publication in 2001 of the results of the "Human [...]

Two Covid-19 vaccines do not use cells from elective abortions in their current production

"It is certainly very positive news that the two vaccines [...]

New medical and ethical concerns of sperm donation and assisted reproduction in relation to coronavirus epidemic restrictions

There is a known shortage of sperm donors in the [...]

Latest on chemical abortion during the current pandemic crisis in the US and the UK

In the US and the UK, abortion service provision during [...]

Review of uterus transplantation and their medical and ethical problems

Uterus transplantation presents serious ethical problems from the perspective of [...]

New medical and ethical dilemmas with hormone-blocking treatments and gender transition

"Can the request of someone who wants to block their [...]