Controversy surrounding human cloning at the forefront of bioethical issues

The possibility of human cloning continues to raise major bioethical controversy. This technique has been proposed with three relevant specific...

The man with 3 faces, after an astonishing medical feat. What ethical difficulties can face-transplants pose?

“The man with three faces. These transplants pose, indeed, the question of identity”. Health professionals at Hospital Georges...

Cardiac muscle cells, that drive the beating of the heart, developed from iPS cells

Cardiomyocytes produced with success One of the possibilities for the clinical-experimental use of iPS cells is to develop human-like tissues...

500 English Catholic priests adhere to the ban on contraception while the English Government asks the Vatican for its repeal

English debate about the Church’s contraception ban   On June 16, 500 priests, who have issued a statement to coincide with the 50th...

A step to a cancer vaccine. A promising animal trial with autologous iPS cells

 Cancer vaccine advances A new possible use of iPS cells (see medical and ethical advantages of iPS cells treatment) has been opened up, using...

New association launched for the international regulation of genome editing

With the arrival of CRISPR, gene editing has been established as a feasible reality for a multitude of applications, not only therapeutic, but...

Charter of rights of the incurable children. Are some children’s life not worth living?

The new scenario deserves particular care and treatments that make specific legislation necessary On 28 May, a seminar course entitled, “Are...

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...