Bioethics press synthesis

Laurent Alexandre: the freezing of oocytes, "one step further towards embryo selection"

17 October 2014

This week, the television channel, NBC News, disclosed that Facebook and Apple were financing the freezing of employees’ oocytes in order to delay pregnancies (Gènéthique press review on October 15th...

Texas - restriction on abortion: blocked by the Supreme Court

15 October 2014

Latest news on the draft bill restricting abortion in the State of Texas. With this new legislation, clinics carrying out abortions "should basically be subject to the same construction standards as...

Freezing of oocytes: Facebook and Apple or transhumanism in action

15 October 2014

Two multinational companies, Facebook and Apple, are financing the freezing of their employees’ ovules in order to delay their pregnancies. This new method of management, which is a contentious issue...

Transhumanism: between infatuation and fear – where is mankind heading?

14 October 2014

In France, at the request of Semaines sociales de France, France Télévision and La Croix, Crédoc (Research Centre for Studying and Observing living conditions) carried out a survey on...

Contraception: American paediatricians promote the intra-uterine device

13 October 2014

The Federal American Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recently been involved in a battle against unwanted pregnancies in minors. They have currently joined forces with the...

The number of cases of euthanasia are increasing in the Netherlands

13 October 2014

According to the latest official statistics, the number of cases of euthanasia increased by 15% between 2012 and 2013, with 4,829 cases being reported. And this increase has continued since 2009,...

Switzerland: sharp increase in the number of abortions linked to Down syndrome

10 October 2014

In Switzerland, according to the statistics issued by the Vaud Canton and the CHUV (Vaud University Hospital Centre), Down syndrome-related abortions are sharply rising: almost 90% of women terminate...

New Zealand authorises the first "saviour sibling"

10 October 2014

For the first time, a family in New Zealand has been allowed to create "a saviour sibling" to treat their eldest son who is suffering from a hereditary disease known as "Sickle-cell anaemia ". The...

Switzerland: heading towards a ban on gender-related abortion?

10 October 2014

The Swiss Science Commission unanimously recommended the adoption of a State Council(1) motion aimed at toughening up legislation relating to premature prenatal analyses to ban gender-related...

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Gènéthique informs you

21st Session of the UNESCO International Bioethics Committee in Paris: Gènéthique attended

30 September 2014

On 9 and 10 September 2014, Gènéthique attended an important event focusing on international reflection addressing bioethical issues at the Paris headquarters of UNESCO: the 21st Session of the International Bioethics Committee (IBC) and the Joint Session of the IBC and the Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee (IGBC). The IBC is the only international think tank addressing bioethical issues. It...

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