One of the smallest newborn in the world (22 cm.). Seven months later he leaves the hospital in good health. Bioethical approach

The smallest baby in the world to survive has been discharged from hospital after having reached 3238 grams in weight. The baby was born in a...

Extended Heredity book: An interview with the authors. Nongenetic inheritance approach

Should mendelian gene-centric view of heredity be completed by nongenetic inheritance factors? Extended Heredity: A New Understanding of...

Alabama governor signs surgical and chemical abortion ban into law. It reignited abortion debate

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed the state’s controversial near-total abortion ban Wednesday evening. The new law is the most restrictive...

China breached international criminal law. Organs are harvested from political prisoners

China abuses in this and other fields have been published by our Observatory (for example frauduent trials scandal). On the other hand obtaining...

Promising new treatment of spinal cord injuries presents bioethical problems should be resolved

Spinal cord injuries are one of the pathologies that present the greatest medical issues in regenrative medicine. Thus, their possible treatment...

German Ethics Council statement about germline intervention overlooks current use of embryos in this line of research

Last year, the birth of the first genetically modified babies shook the world (see HERE). The German Ethics Council now presents a comprehensive...

One in eight UK adults have suicidal thoughts over body image – poll concludes

In a recent study we publish (“Thirteen Reasons Why” devastating effect), we asked “Can TV shows intersect with public health crises...

Surrogate motherhood debate. German court said the biological mother had no maternity rights. Why?

A top German court recommended a woman adopt her own child after she and her husband used a surrogate mother in Kyiv. With surrogacy banned in...

Overview of worlwide suicide burden. Deaths from suicide rose 6.7% worldwide between 1990 and 2016

Suicide has been recognized as a major public health problem by the World Health Organization (WHO). In a specific document on this issue...

Arizona and Florida have declared internet PORN a public health risk

Based on research that has found links between pornography and ‘mental and physical illnesses,’ among a host of other societal and...

“Thirteen Reasons Why” devastating effect. According to a study it escalates rates of suicide in youth in the U.S

According to a study published in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Netflix show Thirteen Reasons Why was...

The role of volunteers in the rehumanization of American cancer centers

An article in The Washington Post gave an overview of the relevant protagonism in the care of cancer patients frequently silenced. Without a...

In which measure people who feel happy or sad with the meaning of their lives are due exclusively to genetic factors?

Genetic determinism controversy. Can it determine the meaning of our life? If despite genetic macrodata it is difficult to identify somewhat...

Can brain damage be repaired using cell reprogramming? Can be replaced the neurons?

Cell reprogramming (read our report about this technique HERE) has opened great therapeutic possibilities in medicine. Within this field, one of...

Lights and shadows of HIV pandemia. UK and global state of the art and goals

One of the game changers in recent years has been pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a pill which, when taken daily by people in high-risk groups,...

The father’s age may determine genetic mutations in his children that do not pre-exist in him

It is nothing new to say that the father’s age can affect the health of his children, and especially that these children may have genetic...

Legalization of assisted suicide effects. “A source of good-quality organs and corpses”, ethical comment

When the transplant team and anatomy laboratories in search of corpses come knocking… A relevant ethical issue in transplant procedures is the...

US authorizes the use of CRISPR directly in the patient’s body, until now the trials was made in cells extracted of the patient

Hopes and and concerns The first clinical trial involving the use of the gene editing tool CRISPR directly in the patient (see more ) has been...

Eggs and sperm could be produced from female blood samples

The journal Science has published an interesting article  by a Japanese group, led by Mitonori Saitou, which describes the production of oogonia...

Pharmaceutical and biotech biggest companies open their labs to a veterinary inspector

Animals testing ethics. A recently published interview successfully addresses the antagonism between animal welfare and the undeniable need for...