Children conceived by assisted reproduction deprived of knowing their genetic origins

Many persons conceived through third-party participation are deprived of  crucial information The use of donor sperm or egg for reproduction and...

Cell life extended, authors suggest that this finding could increase human life expectancy

Building on two decades of research, investigators at UT Southwestern medical school have determined that “cellular housekeeping”...

Thousands of autistic girls and women ‘going undiagnosed’ due to sex bias

Number of girls and women with the condition in the UK may be vastly underestimated, leading neuroscientist says  Prof Francesca Happé....

Romania joins countries that do not consider gay couples as marriage

Now Romania, along with Poland, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Lithuania and Latvia don’t recognize the same-sex union as a marriage A recent petition...

Economic funds allocated in Britain for the prevention of suicide. Suicide latest figures.

New funding in England has been allocated to suicide prevention, around 28.6 million Euros. The aim is to reduce suicides by 10% by 2021,...

Masked euthanasia in children. Are Alfie Evans and Charlie Gard cases the tip of the iceberg of NHS healthcare policy?

Isaiah had defied medical expectations by managing to breathe unaided for eight hours, and had vindicated his parents’ legal battle to keep him...

American official figures on fertility. The report shows that it has fallen to its lowest point in the last 40 years

A disturbing report on the fertility rate in the United States indicates that it has fallen to its lowest point in the last 40 years. US...

Alfie Evans’ parents welcome baby boy four months after losing their firstborn

The parents of Alfie Evans are celebrating the birth of their son – four months after they lost their firstborn to a rare degenerative...

Increase in neonatal syphilis in the United States

Syphilis screening in all pregnant women is proposed to reduce congenital syphilis increases As we informed in a recent post (see HERE) Syphilis...

Uterus transplantation is a promising treatment for women infertility but some bioethical aspects have not yet been solved

In 2014, the first child was born following uterus transplantation, two years after the transplant. Although uterine transplant is still in the...

Are western societies paradigms affecting the mental health of teeangers? Is it a global mental health crisis?

A relevant study made in the United Kingdom population reveals the increasingly unhappy teenage life One in four 14-year-old girls has...

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...

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...

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...