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...

Do the pregnancy and live birth rates using frozen embryos improve or reduces that of fresh embryos?

Since the advent of in vitro fertilization (IVF)  in 1978, fresh embryos have generally been used in the procedure. However, their use has the immediacy with which the clinic must act. As a result, in the last decade, the use of frozen human embryos has been implemented. In view...

FBI continues to investigate the magnitude of organ sales of Planned Parenthood

The FBI is requesting information from the US Congress to establish whether Planned Parenthood is selling body parts of aborted babies for commercial purposes, which may go against US state and federal laws, as well as being an inhuman practice. The alarm over this immoral...

Advanced techniques reveal the human brain’s impressive neuronal diversification

No two neurons are alike. What does that mean for brain function? Brain cells may be as unique as the people to which they belong. This genetic, molecular, and morphological diversity of the brain leads to the functional variation that is likely necessary for the higher-order...

Ethical debate. “Right to try laws” allow terminally ill patients access experimental treatments

The U.S Senate on easily passed legislation that aims to help terminally ill patients access experimental treatments (for example, stem cells therapies) under so-called “right to try” laws.  Now the full House will vote on it (STATS, January 8, 2017). The bill would establish...

First major step in the treatment of blood diseases from adult cells

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine  have developed an innovative method for obtaining blood cells (adult cells) from the endothelial cells of blood vessels (see HERE) to imporove blood diseases treatment. A peculiar characteristic of this technique is that abundant blood cells...

Mitochondrial transfer clinic opens its doors when several safety issues remain unclear

This tecnique include, in all its applications, generating of new individuals in vitro, who will only be implanted in their mothers if they are healthy and, if not, they will be discarded The first clinic offering mitochondrial transfer techniques, called Darwin Life, has been...

Possible production of children from artificial gamets. In vitro gametogenesis ethical problems

Breakthrough raises call for debate over prospect of artificial human eggs A new technical procedure, in vitro gametogenesis, is blazing a trail among new technologies. It basically consists of deriving both gametes — sperm and eggs — from a skin cell. An embryo can be created...

Bath Spa University – UK banned a medical research for help people who decided to reverse their gender surgery

“His preliminary findings suggested growing numbers of young people, particularly women, were regretting gender reassignment” James Caspian, a psychotherapist who specialises in working with transgender people, began the research about “detransitioning” at the...