Bioethics

Sex-selective abortions in India: Google, Yahoo and Microsoft accused

The Supreme Court in India has accused Google, Yahoo and Microsoft research engines of failing to keep out ads promoting sex selection kits since such ads are forbidden in India. The Supreme Court has requested for the Indian government and the owners of the Internet...

Stem cells: US study reveals huge business unapproved by FDA

On June 30, 2016, the revue Cell Stem Cell published a study on the use of stem cells in the United States. It revealed that 570 U.S. clinics offer care based on using stem cells which are not authorized by the FDA. In 61% of the procedures proposed by the clinics,...

Council of Europe: De Sutter’s report on Surrogacy suspended

During the June 21, 2016 session, during which the new report “Human Rights and ethical questions related to surrogacy” should have been examined, the Committee for Social Affairs of the Parliamentary Assembly at the Council of Europe suspended the work for procedural...

Face the human embryo with humility

In an op-ed article published in La Croix (The Cross) newspaper, on Monday June 13, 2016, Tugdual Derville explains how, step-by-step, the human embryo has become the most coveted object. In-vitro experiments, cloning, CRISPR-Cas9… The transgenic embryo could now be a...

Growing human organs for transplant inside human-pig chimeras?

For the first time, American researchers are proposing growing human organs in half-human, half-animal hybrid embryos called chimeras to allow more transplants. In order to overcome the organ donation shortage for transplants, researchers in California have developed...