J. Savulescu et ad demonstrate how medical ethics is more important than ever and criticize moral relativism

We quote with satisfaction, parts of the recent editorial of the Jornal Medical Ethics with the suggestive title “Philosophical medical ethics: more necessary than ever”. It is rare to find a philosophical issue in a scientific journal. We support the authors’...

Monitoring must continues on gene therapy, possible risks

In order to introduce DNA into cells, gene therapy  uses viruses, but now experimental studies in animals have suggested that when high doses of viruses are used, the process is not as safe as believed. Recent experiments conducted by James Wilson at the University of...

The Conception of Synthetic Entities from a Bioethics Perspective

Our Observatory published a paper in the journal Science and Engineering Ethics that for its relevance we want to make known our readers See HERE Synthetic biology bioethics perspective In this study, the authors affirmed that Synthetic biology opens up the possibility of...

Human-sheep hybrids created for the first time to develop organs

Human-sheep hybrids have been created for the first time by scientists at Stanford University (see New advances and challenges in the production of human-animal chimeras). The scientists grew the embryos in a surrogate sheep, allowing them to gestate up to 3 weeks (see HERE )....

Cancer cell therapy, still experimental, beats terminal breast cancer woman with secondary cancers

As far as we know, it is the first time that a cancer therapy achieved terminal cancer eliminating all cancer cells  Judy – who lives in Florida – had spreading, advanced breast cancer that could not be treated with conventional therapy. She had tennis ball-sized...

Human embryos research and the Politics of Bioethics

Ethical objective questions posed by human embryo experimentation are exacerbated by the deregulate gene editing techniques research including biohackers A book has been published by Columbia University, entitled “Experiments in Democracy. Human Embryo Research and the Politics...

CRISPR-Cas9, the gene editing tool, might cause cancer. Why do Crispr present so many difficulties in humans?

Editing cells’ genomes with CRISPR-Cas9  might increase the risk that the altered cells, intended to treat disease, will trigger cancer, two studies published on Monday warn [2018, Jun 11]— a potential game-changer for the companies developing CRISPR-based therapies. (Begley,...

Are biohackers out of control? Gene editing kits offered on Internet permit re-engineer DNA

What could happen when you democratize science -not authorized lab not professional responsibility – and give anyone the ability to edit DNA? In the past few years, so-called biohackers across the country have taken gene editing into their own hands. As the equipment...

Two monkeys cloned for the first time. Shades and lights

The cloned monkeys could mark the beginning of a new era in studying human diseases. Why does, Militiov, the biotechnologist that cloned primates for the first time, fears private attempts to clone humans? In the latest edition of the prestigious Journal Cell, an article was...

A modern brain-ebalming procedure. Digital inmortality is offered by uploding people’s minds on to the cloud to preserve them forever

San Francisco-based Nectome has proposed a technique to embalm the brains of dying humans so that they can be revived at a later date (Mail On Line 4 – 3 – 2018) The brain-embalming company is promoting euthanasia to people hoping for “digital immortality...