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,...

More than a decade ago, the American Psychological Association released a set of guidelines for treating women and girls: a document that addressed sexual violence and inequality, discussed how women disproportionately suffer from eating disorders and anxiety, and advised...

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...

The German Ministry of Health called to stop euthanasia drugs free acquisition

The request to the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) goes against a landmark judgment in 2017 that ruled seriously ill patients in extreme and exceptional circumstances should not be denied access to euthanasia drugs. In view of “fundamental and...

Sweden in the forefront of inserting microchips under skin. Light and shadows

More than 4,000 Swedes are being implanted with a microchip that contains details about their identity and between 2,000 and 3,500 people in Germany have implanted a microchip under their skin — but not all sales come from him; Germans also get chips implanted abroad (Euronews,...

China’s pollution endangers its population’s health and life but continues with an uncontrolled growing

See video below  Extreme China’s air pollution is so that independent research group Berkeley Earth estimated it contributed to 1.6 million deaths per year in the country. The smog is heaviest in northern industrial provinces such as Shanxi, the dominant coal mining region, and...

Masked euthanasia in children. Are Alfie Evans and Charlie Gard cases the tip of the iceberg of NHS healthcare policy?

Isaiah had defied medical expectations by managing to breathe unaided for eight hours, and had vindicated his parents’ legal battle to keep him alive, he said. (The Guardian, 31 May 2018).   Alfie Evans and Charlie Gard are not specific and special cases in the United Kingdom....

Man changes gender to save on car insurance.

After finding out that if he was a woman he would save 1,100 Canadian dollars on his car insurance, one man decided to start identifying legally as a woman. In a story published by CBC News, a man identified only as David reveals that he changed his gender from male to female on...

Belgium’s radical euthanasia regime already took the life of three children

Three children are among thousands of people to have died under Belgium’s radical euthanasia regime, figures reveal. They were euthanised under the world’s only law that allows children of any age to choose to be put to death – a move opponents warn trivialises the value of life....

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...