First genetically modified babies case in China. Bioethics appraoch after latest offical investigations

After the statement from Chinese geneticist Jiankui He that he and his team had achieved the birth of the first genetically modified babies (that our Observatory covered extensively, see HERE), the Chinese government ordered an official investigation that has now confirmed the...

The rehumanisation of progress. Intervention of Dr Gines Marco in the academic act of One Of Us

“One of Us” cultural platform, of which our Observatory is a member, is launched in Paris where more than 300 institutions and intellectuals, from all over the European continent assisted and our Observatory was represented by Dr Gines Marco. We publish below the conference that...

Leading doctors in reproductive medicine and transgender clinics open the door to trans women to get womb transplant

Ben Jones, a surgeon at Imperial and member of the Womb Transplant UK organisation is planning the first operations this year Dr Richard Paulson former president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, said, in an interview in “The Mirror”, he could think...

Global fertility rates decline. First study to provide data on the fertility of the worldwide population

The world population ages, TFRs decreased in all countries and territories of the world between 1950 and 2017, 33 countries showed a negative population growth rate between 2010 and 2017 Knowledge of world population data and their evolution is fundamental for conducting...

“For an Europe faithful to human dignity”. A cultural platform, of which our Observatory is a member, is launched in Paris

The Cultural Platform was launched – february 23 – in Paris at the Palais de Luxembourg meeting together national organizations that defend life all around Europe. More than 300 institutions and intellectuals, from all over the European continent assisted and our...

Children born from assisted reproduction techniques have an increased risk of obstetric and perinatal adverse effects

A recent large study confirms that children born through assisted reproduction techniques have 30-40% higher probability of suffering malformations at birth The bioethical assessment of assisted reproduction moves between the undeniable good that it means to provide a child to a...

Debate on fraud in scientific papers continues. A complex and challenging issue for scientific journals

See video above A JAMA editor article titled Scientific Misconduct and Medical Journals focus on a scientific malpractice involving fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism in the reporting of research and clear define this practice, According to the US Department of Health and...

In vivo cell reprogramming. A major step forward in regenerative medicine

Cell reprogramming  is revolutionizing the biomedical world, not only because it can obtain cells of different tissues from pluripotent cells, but also because these cells can be genetically modified to be used for the treatment of serious illnesses or to better understand them,...

Induced abortion’s effect on the mother’s health and risk of death. Pregnancy, miscarriage and induced termination of pregnancy

Several studies have analysed the possible relationship between the history of pregnancies, miscarriages and induced abortion, and the risk of suffering certain disorders, as well as the mortality rates in specific populations of women. Metodology: Bring toghter 68 scientifcs...

Legal aspects to take into account in the case of genetically modified babies in China

INTRODUCTION The news has come to light in numerous media: Chinese researcher He Jiankui and his team at SUSTech (Southern University of Science and Technology of China) in Shenzhen have produced the first two genetically-modified human beings using the CRISPR-CAS9 technique...