Lejeune Foundation and pro-life institutions react in defence of Down Syndrome right to live

As the Supreme Court is being asked to consider a law that would ban abortions based solely on a diagnosis of Down syndrome, one mother of a child with Down syndrome argued in an NBC op-ed Tuesday Mom of Daughter With Down Syndrome: OK to Abort Babies With it Because Their Care...

Suicide rates dramatically increased in almost every U.S. states. A new paradigm shift is needed

Suicide is not always a symptom of mental illness. “A new paradigm shift is needed”.  According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  is one of the leading public health problems. The CDC found that suicides rose by 30% between 1999...

The status of person of the human embryo

The ultimate postmodern injustice is the refusal to recognise certain human individuals as persons * Introduction The continuing advances of science in the area of embryology leave little doubt about the human nature of the embryo of our species. Biologically, there is no other...

AIDS pandemic. Adolescents deaths continues to rise

A recent report presented at the International Conference on AIDS held last September in Amsterdam revealed that, in the year alone, 130,000 boys, girls and adolescents under the age of 19 died due to AIDS, and 430,000 – that’s almost 50 per hour – contracted the infection. “This...

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...

“Gene-edited babies” in China. What has said the coinventor of CRISPR technique, Jennifer Doudna?

Jennifer Doudna said, “It is a matter of when and where the gene editing technology will be used in human embryos”. As we commented HERE a Chinese scientist claimed he has used the CRISPR gene-editing science to produce two infants who will be resistant to HIV...

Cocaine effects and overdose successfully treated with CRISPR gene editing in mice

Researchers at the University of Chicago have used the CRISPR gene editing tool to treat cocaine addiction in mice, and suggest that it will be feasible to use this treatment in people. Methodology. Producing an artificial enzyme  The study, published in Nature Biomedical...

Current knowledge does not justify universal genetic tests for newborns, scientists and ethicists affirms

As discussed in an article in The Lancet, Francis Collins, director of the United States National Institutes of Health – NIH, said in 2014 that “over the course of the next few decades, the availability of cheap, efficient DNA technology will lead to a medical...

DNA methylation is a sophisticated biological mechanism with objective implications in biology and medicine

An article in Lancet approaches the DNA  methylation (the incorporation of molecular “marks” on the DNA) who constitutes a marking system that holds instructions on how and when the genetic information contained in the DNA should be read. Unlike the genomic structure, which is...