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 . Which of them presents these negative side effects to a larger extent

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...

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?

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...

Ethical concerns in prenatal genetic tests. Could they be used for discriminate before birth?

Non-invasive prenatal genetic testing NIPT is a method that uses maternal blood to detect fetal chromosomal abnormalities and other...

Contraception in mentally disabled people. Moral assessment

What applies to healthy people is also true for the disabled. Both are equally persons and possess the same dignity When we refer to serious...

Transsexuallity current treatment questioned.

Are medical solutions affected more for ideological reasons than for medical evidences? In these case who would be the victim? In March this...

Tattoos and everlasting make-up for everyone: a safe technique?

Appears to be necessary make a well-informed and responsible autonomous decision before tattoos A recent study published in the journal...