Bioethics

China’s CRISPR Twins Medical Scandal: New Revelations

New revelations have been reported in the case of the Chinese scientist who first used the CRISPR-Cas9 technique to genetically modify twin babies’ genes before birth. The birth announcement of twin girls in China last November sparked international condemnation for...

Spain Cracks Down on International Surrogacy

On February 13, the Spanish Consulate in Kiev refused to register babies born to surrogate mothers in Ukraine. Spain intends to dissuade its citizens from having recourse to this practice, which is a serious violation of human rights. A source from the Ministry of...

Genetic Testing: DNA Kit Sales Skyrocketing

The American scientific magazine MIT Review, from the renowned University of Cambridge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology has just published a report estimating that more than 26 million people have already used these kits to have their DNA tested. If this growth...

Delaying Pregnancy Becomes More Frequent in Developed World

On January 23, 2019, the French National Institute of Demographic Studies (INED) published the research results by 2 scientists on late motherhood, which is occurring more and more frequently in the developed countries. In the 20th century, economic and social...

Second Evening for Alliance VITA’s 2019 Bioethics Conference

The theme for the second evening of Alliance VITA’s annual Bioethics Conference held on Monday, January 21 was “Life, underlying conditions?” The evening began with Dr. Olivier Trédan, oncologist who spoke on the topic of « When Life is Shortened”. He clarified and...