Bioethics

Senate Health Law, landmark steps for serious ethical implications

The Health bill currently being debated in the Senate contains measures with serious ethical implications, especially those which further trivialize abortion, or those which facilitate research on embryos, and organ removals. The most emblematic provision is the...

Genetic Modification: not only a question reserved for scientists

In England, the Academy of Medical Science (AST), and several counsels and associations signed on September 2, 2011 a common declaration supporting research and financing for genetic modification, notably those related to the technique known as “CRISPR/ cas9”. These...

CEDH : Parrillo c It; the human embryo is not an object !

The European Court for Human Rights (CEDH) declared on August 27, 2015, by a decree of the High court, that the Italian Government could forbid giving human embryos to research which leads to their destruction, because this domain allows for an ample margin of...

In Australia: choose your future child according to his sex?

The Australian Government is currently carrying out a public consultation on the guidelines for assisted reproduction practices at in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) clinics, conducted by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). This consultation is being...