J. Savulescu et ad demonstrate how medical ethics is more important than ever and criticize moral relativism

We quote with satisfaction, parts of the recent editorial of the Jornal Medical Ethics with the suggestive title “Philosophical medical...

Medical, legal, social and bioethical assessment of euthanasia. Part II. Bioethical Aspects

See, Part I Medical aspects – Part III Legal and social aspects Bioethical assessment of medical professional deliberately causi...

Medical, legal, social and bioethical assessment of euthanasia. Part III. Legal and social aspects

See, – Part I Medical aspects – Part II – Bioethical aspects Consequences of the legalisation of euthanasia: A slippery slope ...

NHS will offer routinely DNA tests for cancer patients from October. How will help to treat cancer patients? Video

DNA tests for cancer treatments announced by NHS Hospitals  People in England will have access to DNA tests on an unprecedented scale from the...

Monitoring must continues on gene therapy, possible risks

In order to introduce DNA into cells, gene therapy  uses viruses, but now experimental studies in animals have suggested that when high doses of...

First treatment using gene therapy, to children and adults, approved in the United States

The first treatment using gene therapy is for a serious genetic disease -Inherited Retinal Dystrophy (RD) -that causes vision loss and even...

The donation organs law of presumed consent of donors – opt-out – is being discussed in France and the UK

The organ donation, “A free act that should be a voluntary gift” is defended Based on an urgent necessity of organs, presumed consent...

Cancer cell therapy, still experimental, beats terminal breast cancer woman with secondary cancers

As far as we know, it is the first time that a cancer therapy achieved terminal cancer eliminating all cancer cells  Judy – who lives in...

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...

Pope Francis clear and categorical position about abortion as his ancestors. If it is possible more explicit and direct

An article in the Italian newspaper La Stampa with this suggestive title: The Pope on abortion and those memory-less commentators (17 6 2018)...

Euthanasia. Politicians and media support a law neither patients nor doctors want

Nearly a year after the Washington District enacted a law allowing terminally ill patients to end their lives following the euthanasia political...

CRISPR-Cas9, the gene editing tool, might cause cancer. Why do Crispr present so many difficulties in humans?

Editing cells’ genomes with CRISPR-Cas9  might increase the risk that the altered cells, intended to treat disease, will trigger cancer, two...

Providing death ritual to patients may be a way to decrease burnout among medical personnel

Based on the increasing rates of suicide among medical staff in North America and other countries, many studies have been published and...

Donald Trump Administration may finally present a way to fulfil his campaign promise to “defund” Planned Parenthood

Half of Planned Parenthood affiliates clinics perform abortions and the organization in its entirety is the nation’s leading abortion provider, ...

Euthanasia doctor’s dilemma confronting the new scenario where the Euthanasia Law has been approved

A recent interview published by New England Journal Medicine gives an overview of the doctors’ dilemmas confronting the new scenario in the...

Gahna’s Parlamentaries rejects Commonweath pressures to legalize same sex marriage

British Prime Minister Theresa May urges to change Commonwealth countries “discriminatory” laws, including laws that do not allow...

French bishops’ statement on euthanasia. They condemn euthanasia and deplore the lack of palliative care

They condemn euthanasia and also deplore the difficulty in accessing palliative care in France, as well as the lack of training offered to...

Moral assessment of frozen human embryos adoption in the Magisterium of Catholic Church

Our Observatory published a paper in the journal Acta Bioética that for its relevance we want to make known our readers. The criterion of the...

Human genome “grammar” is extremely complex. Are we prepared for the genetics revolution we are living?

Human genome sequencing revealed the order of the 3 billion letters of the ADN (A, C, G and T), but not what they mean, much less the grammar...

Cryopreserve ovarian tissue from prepubertal girls who are to undergo cancer treatment. Medical and ethical approach

When a cancer patient is treated with radio and/or chemotherapy, they can become infertile, both men and women. Consequently, ovarian tissue...