Bioethics

ART: How do Gamete Donations Affect Children?

Scientists from hospitals in Marseille, France have launched a survey to collect data on children born as a result of assisted reproductive technology (ART) with gamete donations. During the next 12 months, the Biomedical Agency and the Norbert Elias Center will...

Ambiguity on Surrogacy at ECHR

The Court of Cassation chose to request an advisory opinion from the European Court of Human Rights on surrogacy, rather than follow the French law, which bans surrogacy. This represents an alarming signal for Alliance VITA. Until now, the authorities at the Council...

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...