The confusing terminology created by language engineering “medically assisted dying” (MAD) when referring to euthanasia and assisted suicide
Along with the objective, medical and ethical problems posed by euthanasia and assisted suicide, no less controversial are, those that arise in relation to language engineering [the semantic manipulation of the terminology] used around them. In our view, however, two groups should be distinguished incontinue reading
Opt-out law bioethical issues The opt-out law that presumes that all persons want to donate their organ, excluding informed consent, continues to be an issue of debate between ethicists and the Catholic Church. Defensors of the law argue that Spain that opt-out law and hascontinue reading
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Suicide continues to be a devastating public health problem in the United States. The last figures show that this epidemic is not controlled in the
An experimental study in mice has found that the heart is formed in the fetus earlier than previously believed since it is thought that in
Dating app for couples created using genetic information. Some technical and ethical issues to be resolved
Our Observatory has published many articles on the undoubted benefits of genetic information and the eventual risks of a wrong application of this information (read
On 15 November last year, an article was published in the prestigious journal Science, which assessed the development of monkey embryos after their implantation in
The Catholic University of Valencia was founded on 8th of December 2003, the “youngest” of the Spanish Catholic universities. On 20th September 2006, the Institute of Life Sciences was constituted within the University itself, and within it, the Bioethics Observatory.
The Observatory has a website in Spanish that was created on Decembre 2007 (see HERE), and we are now starting a new chapter with our website in English, given the importance of this language in the field of bioethical research.
Our website includes “Special reports”, based on the latest biomedical and biotechnological research findings from the world’s top medical and scientific journals, such as the biological and anthropological status of the human embryo, matters regarding the end of life, especially euthanasia, assisted suicide and palliative care, and also some of the issues that are currently giving rise to major debates, including: assisted reproduction, surrogacy, use of contraceptives and the morning-after pill, transsexuality, genome editing, synthetic biology, production of human-animal chimeras for medical purposes and transhumanism.
Special Reports includes extensive reference material on these topics, which is constantly updated as new information becomes available. It is also a dynamic means of communication with our readers to reflect on these issues.