Bioethics

Gamete Donation, going increasingly further?

In the decree published by the Official Journal this past Thursday, October 15, 2015, it was announced that the donation of ovocytes and spermatozoids will be enlarged to include people without children. Article 29 of the Bioethical Law of July 7, 2011 provides for...

« The human genome is part of ‘humanity’s heritage’ »

In this video, Tugdual Derville describes the hopes and challenges raised by a new technique: the CRISPR-Cas9 method. Thanks to this technique it is now possible to replace, snip out or insert a gene to a cell’s DNA. It is a rather simple inexpensive genetic...

Organ Donation and the Health Bill

The legislation concerning post-mortem organ donation, the subject of a very controversial amendment during Parliament’s discussion on the Health bill, was finally not modified in the version that the Senate has just ratified, during their final solemn vote on the...

Human Embryos and the Health bill

The question of human embryo research, which is specifically mentioned in the 2013 law, is again being debated in the current Health bill, which the Senate will finish examining on Tuesday October 6th, by a final vote on the totality of the articles. On April 10,...

The maturing of spermatozoids “in vitro” from testicular biopsies

The young start-up from Lyon, Kallistem, announced last Thursday September 17, 2015 that they had applied for a patent with their partners: the CNRS, the Lyonnaise ENS, the INRA and the Claude Barnard University of Lyons-1. This patent is dealing with Aristem, which...