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)...

Genome editing and germ line modification. Medical and ethical debate

Genetic modification of the human germline that will pass to children, and to future Gene editing consists of the modification or removal of...
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Transhumanism and the emancipation of human nature

Our lecture about transhumanism at European Parliament session The backdrop to our conference this week is a reflection on the risks of...

President of the Republic was welcomed by the Catholic Church of France. The good and the bad

What are the great issues that have separated the Church from the French State? In an unprecedented event on April 9, the President of the...

Two monkeys cloned for the first time. Shades and lights

The cloned monkeys could mark the beginning of a new era in studying human diseases. Why does, Militiov, the biotechnologist that cloned primates...

Our Observatory gives a transhumanism lecture in the Week for Life of the European Parliament – Brussels

The Catholic University of Valencia’s Bioethics Observatory has given a lecture at the European Parliament in Brussels as part of the annual Week...

Minimal ethics. An expression of contractualism, its tool the consensus decision-making

It assumes that universally valid ethical principles do not exist Minimal ethics is an extension of contractualism – approval or...

Male versus female brains controversy. New evidence of their differences

Brains functioning differences define whether an individual is male or female  Introduction Analyses of the behavioural differences between men...

Blade Runner movie. Are the replicants human beings?

Inability of the humans to control their “bio creations” Thirty-five years have passed since the first part of the Blade Runner...

Oral contraceptives thromboembolic side effects new findings

The fact that oral contraceptives have negative medical effects is widely documented, especially as regards the production of thrombi (or blood...

The slow advance of gene therapy now face a more promising chapter

Gene therapies are surely the most complex drugs in history. After a traditional trial-and-error phase, they now face a more promising chapter...

Human oocytes produced for the first time from donors’ ovarian tissue. A positive step to preserve women’s fertility with cancer

An article has just been published in Molecular Human Reproduction (see HERE) describing the production of human oocytes from ovarian biopsies...

Death of a person based on neurological criteria. Brain death controversy

Authors object the conventional criteria of ‘brain death’ for establishing the death of the human being In the September issue of the Journal of...

Frozen embryos donation figures. Human embryos transferred increased over the years

It is difficult to find objective data on the practice of embryo donation. Now, a study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and...

Why is not palliative care included in WHO Universal Health Coverage (UHC) goals?

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is a priority of the “Sustainable Development” objectives programmed until 2030 by WHO (see HERE). Aspects to...

Can HIV-discordant couples have healthy children?

Possibility of avoiding transmission and having a healthy child As stated in an article published in Human Reproduction , a fundamental aspect to...

Planned Parenthood special report. It performed more than one million abortions worldwide in 2016

One of the most active organizations in promoting abortion has crossed the line of respect for life. In 2016, the International Planned...

Behavior of the father before conception affects the child’s development

A recent article published in the journal JAMA  states that a man’s behavior and his exposure to different environmental factors before...

Two sexes, two minds based on scientific evidence

Sex-associated neuroanatomical and behavioral differences based on scientific evidence. Why were these differences shelved? In its leveling and...

Gestational surrogacy, who benefits, who harms? Bioethics considerations

The debate over the issue of gestational surrogacy  (an euphemistic term that attempts to disguise the reality of a woman who offers to carry a...