child gender identity

Child gender identity, Conscientious Objection and the popular American drama serie “The Good Doctor”

In “She” (The Good Doctor, Season 1, Episode 14), Dr. Shaun Murphy is surprised to learn that his young cancer patient identifies as a girl while being biologically male. (1) HE is put in a difficult position when the family of the transgender cancer patient

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Coronavirus experts' request
Current cosmological theories that are in the center of universe origin debate don't challenge the feature of what it means to be created


The focus of the pandemic is now in United States, Italy and Spain. A developing story that will be weekly updated

The United States now has more confirmed cases than any other single country, including China where the disease emerged in December 2019. Europe has also recorded hundreds of thousands of infections, with Italy and Spain worst affected (BBC, March 31, 2020). Read our special reports

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Initiation of cell death after anoxia or ischaemia may be much longer than is appreciated.Organ donation current death criteria questioned by a recent study
Official Spanish abortion figures in rise. Clearly indicates that the practices proposed to reduce abortions are not effective
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Although ther are reservations regarding the transfer of the experiments in humans.Monkey embryos development has been studied
Study of monkey embryos development could give clues to understand human embryos after implantation
25 February 2020

On 15 November last year, an article was published in the prestigious journal Science, which assessed the development of monkey embryos after their implantation in

74,000 people have died in England waiting for social care
21 February 2020

The increased life expectancy of the population is also associated with an increase in morbidity. this demographic trend is a great challenge for the health

Suicidal specific brain areas
The origin of suicidal trend could be in brain’s two specific areas
17 February 2020

Around 1 million people die by suicide annually. Globally, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death for all ages and the second leading cause

Human–animal hybrid advisability debate is reignited by a new experimets with the brain of 11 monkeys to enhance their inteligence
Monkey embryos cultured for up to 20 days
07 February 2020

Scientist Juan Carlos Izpisúa (see ethical assessment of his latest research HERE) and his research team in China have managed for the first time to


The Catholic University of Valencia was founded on 8th of December 2003, the “youngest” of the Spanish Catholic universities. On 20th September 2006, the Institute of Life Sciences was constituted within the University itself, and within it, the Bioethics Observatory.

The Observatory has a website in Spanish that was created on Decembre 2007 (see HERE), and we are now starting a new chapter with our website in English, given the importance of this language in the field of bioethical research.

Our website includes “Special reports”, 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.

Special Reports includes extensive reference material on these topics, which is constantly updated as new information becomes available. It is also a dynamic means of communication with our readers to reflect on these issues.