• loneliness medical risks
  • loneliness medical risks

Loneliness before, during and after coronavirius. Is it an epidemic in our hiper developed countries? Medical and ethical approach

By |September 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

Before addressing the continuos increase of loneliness in Britain and its medical and ethical effects, we give specialists' opinions of what is happening in the United State in the Coronavirus era (read HERE). In this respect, a recent article published in Jama [...]

  • generational replacement Fertility rate dramatic drops
  • generational replacement

American official figures on fertility. The report shows that it has fallen to its lowest point in the last 40 years

By |September 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

Fertility rate dramatic drops year by year with a severe lack of generational replacement The latest report on the fertility rate in the United States indicates that it has fallen to its lowest point in the last 40 years. US government Centers [...]

  • IVF people rights births that have involved donated gametes donor-conceived people
  • IVF people rights donor-conceived people

IVF people claims for their right to know. DNA tests allow to know faher identity despite the law protect anonymity of gamete donor.

By |September 22nd, 2020|0 Comments

Thanks to DNA tests and the internet but mainly to the mobilization of IVF people to defend their right to know the identity of their biological parents, many persons could find their biological parents despite the fact that the law that protects the anonymity [...]

  • whole genome sequencing
  • whole genome sequencing

A new era in genomics research. Whole genome sequencing of a human chromosome is obtained for the first time

By |September 17th, 2020|0 Comments

Researchers at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), have managed to produce the first end-to-end DNA sequence of a human chromosome. The whole genome sequencing results were recently published in the journal Nature [...]

  • Sex separated from reproduction
  • Until now it has been proposed to prevent the transmission of mitochondrial diseases now is reported as a means to treat infertility. Ethics concerns cientific community 2 three-parent babies born, in Mexico & China, although this technique is legalized only in UK

The Poly-Parents revolution is coming. 3 or more parents’ babies are proposed as a common IVF practice

By |September 12th, 2020|0 Comments

A recent article published in The New York Times (August 12, 2020),  entitled The Poly-Parent Households Are Coming, discusses the current state-of-the-art in the production of babies and the technologies that are emerging to cater to new demands in this field. Thus far, [...]

  • coronavirus palliative care

In pandemic era, palliative care is even more necessary but a wrong understanding of the term limits its access

By |September 10th, 2020|0 Comments

Our Observatory is following the palliative care issue as an urgent global ethical matter to be resolved, both in developed countries and in the rest of the world (read HERE).  In this sense, the Lancet constituted a special Commission in palliative care (see [...]

  • health care disparities

Which areas have more disparities of quality of health care for ethnic reasons. Coronavirus, maternal health care and some diseases

By |September 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

Disparities in healthcare for reasons of ethnicity should be resolved. Coronavirus, maternal healthcare and some diseases By Bioethics Observatory|September 3rd, 2020|Bioethics, BIOETHICS NEWS, Human Rights, Medical Deontology, NEWS|0 Comments Disparities in maternal health care, as reported in the February 2020 issue of the British Medical Journal,  are one of the paradigms [...]

  • mental health applications privacy depression

Apps for treat depression: a mixed bag

By |September 2nd, 2020|0 Comments

The emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) in medical care has previously been addressed by our Observatory (read HERE). Now, an evidence-based ethical analysis published in the European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience reviews the use of E-mental health applications for the [...]

  • Artificial species and biodiversity. We couldn't introduce artificial organisms into the natural environment without an analysis of their possible effects.

New artificial species. How could they affect biodiversity?

By |August 5th, 2020|0 Comments

Our opinión regarding synthetic biology debate. An article published in the blog Practical Ethics, defending the use of synthetic biology and gene editing to obtain new organisms that do not exist in nature. Its author argues that if biodiversity is valuable, then [...]

  • Palliative care needs has never been greater is increasing due to the world’s ageing population and increases in cancer and other noncommunicable diseases
  • deficiencies of palliative care

Palliative care shortage in Latin America is greater than developed countries

By |August 2nd, 2020|0 Comments

Palliative care is a patient right  Since its introduction in the 1980s, palliative care has been evolving gradually in Latin America. There are currently 922 services in 19 countries. This corresponds to 1.63 services per million inhabitants, so most patients in the [...]

  • tOverdose mortality epidemic and Covid-19 pandemic
  • overdose mortality epidemic

The United States has the highest drug overdose mortality rates. COVID just makes it a bit worse

By |July 28th, 2020|0 Comments

A recent article published in The New York Times (July 15, 2020) with the title "In Shadow of Pandemic, U.S. Drug Overdose Deaths Resurge to Record" approaches the issue in the current pandemic crisis. The authors say "Nearly 72,000 Americans died from [...]

  • Ovarian tissue cryopreservation adolescent cancer survivors
  • Adolescent cancer survivors

Adolescent cancer survivors show safety and satisfaction with ovarian tissue cryopreservation

By |July 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

Our Observatory has published medical and ethical aspects of ovarian tissue cryopreservation (read HERE) In this sense, a recent report shows the success of preventing infertility in adolescent girls. Adolescent cancer survivors opinion The survival of children and teenagers with cancer is [...]

  • COVID-19 vaccines distribution

Vaccine transporting innovation with film’s components could revolutionize immunnization programs worlwide

By |July 21st, 2020|0 Comments

Vaccine transporting innovation could make a great difference in worldwide sanity programs A novel method for preserving, transporting and administering vaccines could revolutionize immunization programs in the developing world, circumventing the need for trained personnel and special storage conditions that are often [...]

  • gene editing and stem-cells gene editing innovation

Research study combines latest advances in gene editing with the therapeutic potential of stem cells

By |July 20th, 2020|0 Comments

Gene editing and stem-cells therapy to treat blood diseases Researchers from Boston and Shanghai have recently published an interesting article in Nature medicine on their research using gene editing in human stem cells, with the aim of advancing the development of therapeutic strategies [...]

  • Human genome grammar is extremely complex. human genome lexicology

Human genome “grammar and lexicology” is extremely complex. Are we prepared for the genetics revolution we are living?

By |July 19th, 2020|0 Comments

Human genome sequencing revealed the order of the 3 billion letters of the DNA (A, C, G and T), but not what they mean, much less the grammar that gives them meaning. In this respect, a recent article published by The Jackson [...]