Bioethics press synthesis

Egg donation trafficking in the United Kingdom

15 May 2017

"Egg donation is like blood donation": cameras hidden by the Daily Mail Newspaper show nurses in United Kingdom fertility clinics trying to...

United Kingdom: a new link between genomes and genome editing

15 May 2017

The House of Commons’ Science and Technology Committee (British Parliament) has published a brief report to conclude its extensive inquiry...

Store organs in order to preserve them - the challenge from XOR Labs

15 May 2017

The start-up Company, XOR Labs, based in Toronto, "one the world's capital cities in terms of lung transplantation", is endeavouring to...

IVF: Two friends discover that they are brother and sister

15 May 2017

In England, Georgia Bond and Jack Bowman, two British teenagers from Liverpool who have been friends for years, "have found out that they...

Decommissioning of organ trafficking in Pakistan

15 May 2017

In Pakistan, in an "improvised operating theatre in a house in Lahore", four people have been arrested for the illegal harvesting of two...

ANSM authorises the resumption of Carmat heart clinical trials

15 May 2017

Following the death of the fifth transplant patient, the French National Agency for Medicines and Health Products' Safety (ANSM) instructed...

Council of Europe: report on gene editing adopted by the Commission

15 May 2017

The draft recommendation entitled "recourse to new genetic technologies in human beings" was adopted on 25 April 2017 by the Parliamentary...

CRISPR: a third clinical trial authorised in humans

15 May 2017

Chinese scientists have undertaken a clinical trial using the CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing tool in an attempt to treat cancer patients. The...

Scandal surrounding Italian woman who pays for baby

15 May 2017

After falsifying a pregnancy to mislead her family, an Italian woman discovered that the child she had bought from a young Romanian woman...

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Jewellery made from supernumerary embryos obtained after IVF

16 May 2017

Sordid. An Australian website, Baby Bee, offers women to make jewellery from their maternal milk, placenta, umbilical cord stem cells, from the ashes of a loved one, but also from supernumerary human embryos obtained from in vitro fertilization (IVF). A new market which ruthlessly exploits the ambiguities that exists on whether or not an embryo is a human being.   After having fought...

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