Scientists cloned human embryos and modify their genome. Medical and ethical approach

The technique has 2 ethical difficulties human embryo cloning and germline modifications Over the last few months, several articles have been published reporting genome editing experiments on human embryos (See HERE  ). Now, a team of Chinese researchers has published a new study...

Norway permitted to terminate one of the foetuses in the case of a twin pregnancy – Medical and ethical approach

Last year, the Norwegian Health Minister announced the news, published in a local newspaper, that it is now permitted in Norway to terminate one of the foetuses in the case of a twin pregnancy, using a technique known as “foetal reduction“, news that these days is...

Can phisician refuse transfer an embryo that presents genetic abnormalities, despite the parents’ wishes?

The American Society of Reproductive Medicine considers ethically acceptable for the physicians to refuse to transfer these types of embryos, despite the parents’ wishes After having performed preimplantation genetic diagnosis , the ethical problem may arise of whether the...

iPS cells are also used to gain in depth knowledge of diseases. Now Parkinson disease is being more studied in depth by this technique

It appears to have been confirmed that the α-Synuclein gene is the one primarily linked to Parkinson’s disease, while the G209 (p.A53T) mutation of this gene causes a type of Parkinson’s disease characterized by early and severe onset of symptoms. It has now been...

How do adverse major psychological maternal stress during pregnancy affect life expectancy of newborns?

It is affirmed that intrauterine exposure to a major psychological maternal stress affect son longevity in adulthood There is abundant medical evidence that exposure to adverse circumstances during the first few months of pregnancy can affect the vulnerability of the newborns in...

Psychological effects of abortion new evidence. Teenagers who continue their pregnancy reduce their suicide risk by 50%

“Continuing the pregnancy in teenagers is a protective factor that reduces the risk of suicide by 50% and death from other causes by 40%”. A study publised in European Journal of Public Health (see HERE)  conducted in Finland suggests that education and motherhood...

Three leading medical international organizations against euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide

“However, permitting physicians to engage in euthanasia would ultimately cause more harm than good.” The IAHPC, a leading international organization in the area of palliative care, has recently declared in an article published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine,...

UK Government announced “Everybody will be organ donor by law” which is provoking a large debate

“I would opt out because organ donation should be a present and not for the state to assume that they can take my organs without asking” Could measures who aims resolve the shortage of organs for transplant (see HERE) affect the end of life patients dignit...

Transgender activists multiple assailants attack on Maria MacLachlan because they opposed the debate taking place

Must these persons find their voice if there is to be reasoned discussion of that legislation that affects all? The intention for women who congregated at the emblematic Hyde Park Speakers’ Corner in London on 13 September was directed to a meeting to discuss the impact of the...