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.
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The principle of autonomy and the right not to know: Cases that may require greater consideration

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

Gene therapy risks in young people

Gene therapy risks must be evaluated in each clinical trial [...]

What are the bioethical issues raised by the new law on assisted reproduction in France?

Macron's legal and bioethics reform an advance or a setback? [...]

Induced pluripotent stem cells use in the research lines of new cell therapies

In recent years, research that uses stem cells in regenerative [...]

Assisted reproductive treatments in Europe. Updated vision country by country

We have analyzed in previous articles the ethical, social and [...]

The US Supreme Court begins its activities with opposition from pro-abortion movement

The beginning of the activities of the Supreme Court on [...]

Designer Babies. One more step to the ideal child

One of the bioethical issues of most importance and diffusion [...]