Sperm from a cadaver was used to conceive a child by gestational surrogacy. Bioethical approach

The parents of a British man who died in an accident five years ago extracted his sperm after he suffered massive brain damage. The aim was to store it to later have a grandson through gestational surrogacy. Today, the couple has a three-year-old grandson born using this...

Bioethical approach of “Medicine babies” or saviour siblings as therapeutic remedy for his older brother or sister

“Saviour sibling”  will always be considered as a therapeutic remedy for his older brother or sister  Saviour siblings new term. Just when the controversy over the production of “medicine babies” seems to have almost passed — since the establishment of umbilical cord blood banks...

Is it ethical to use gene editing to extend human life?

This technique for extending human life has a risk-benefit clearly negative At present, genome editing techniques, especially CRISPR-Cas-9, seems to open up a whole range of promising applications in the fields of medicine, agriculture, animal husbandry and protection of the...

Ethical concerns in prenatal genetic tests. Could they be used for discriminate before birth?

Non-invasive prenatal genetic testing NIPT is a method that uses maternal blood to detect fetal chromosomal abnormalities and other characteristics in early pregnancy, with no risks for the fetus. This makes it a promising method from both a medical and ethical perspective,...

Designer babies. Searching for the perfect child

Designer children. In our opinion, these technologies encourage children to be considered as a product that can be selected or rejected. We, therefore, consider that a moratorium should be proposed A recently published article in Fertility and Sterility (103; 342-343, 2015) from...