Bioethics press synthesis

GMO babies: WHO sets up a working group, Harvard team launches similar research

18 December 2018

Following the revelation of the birth of two genetically modified babies in China last week, WHO announced the establishment of a “panel to...

In Indiana, towards a crime of “fertility fraud”?

18 December 2018

In the United States, in the state of Indiana, a proposed bill aims to make it a criminal offence for a doctor, in the context of...

In Iran, no more children are born with Down Syndrome

18 December 2018

In Iran, the birth of babies diagnosed with Down’s syndrome has almost stopped. According to Mahmoud Tavallaei, director of the Iranian...

Abortion in Ireland: limited conscientious objection

18 December 2018

Irish general practitioners will have the right not to perform abortions if they do not wish to, but they will be required to provide all...

Uterine transplant from a deceased donor: first baby born in Brazil

18 December 2018

Following the transplantation of a deceased donor's uterus, a first baby was born in Brazil last year. The study was published today in the...

Marie Stopes: Illegal abortions in Kenya funded by British taxpayers?

18 December 2018

British citizens have called on the UK government to investigate illegal abortions carried out in Kenya by the UK-funded NGO Marie Stopes...

Cambodia: 32 surrogate mothers released on bail

18 December 2018

Thirty-two surrogate mothers arrested in Phnom Penh last June were released after pledging to keep their babies rather than giving them up...

Xenotransplantation: Baboons survive more than six months with a pig's heart

18 December 2018

Researchers at the University of Munich transplanted pig hearts to baboons that survived for more than six months. The study published in...

In Ireland, marketing authorisation for the abortion pill

18 December 2018

In Ireland, the Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy Bill was passed by the Dàil, the Assembly of Ireland, last night with 90 votes in...

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Gènéthique informs you

Abortion in Poland: misleading statements of the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights

06 April 2018

On Friday, the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muiznieks, threatened Poland that the potential adoption of its draft bill against eugenic abortion would violate the country's human rights' commitments[1].   This is not the first time that Mr. Muiznieks has advocated abortion.   However, on closer examination, his threat seems exaggerated for the most...

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