Bioethics press synthesis

Texas: legal recourse against the obligation to bury the foetus following an abortion

13 January 2017

A United States judge has temporarily suspended (up to 6 January) the draft law stipulating that women who have an abortion or miscarriage...

GMO : 40% of scientific studies tend to be biased

13 January 2017

According to the French National Institute for Agronomic Research (INRA), 40% of scientific articles on genetically modified organisms (GMO...

United Kingdom: woman gives birth at the age of 24 after freezing ovary at 9 years of age

13 January 2017

Au Portland Hospital de Londres, au Royaume-Uni, une femme de 24 ans a donné naissance à son premier enfant grâce à l’un de ses ovaires,...

American psychiatrists speak out against the Belgian law on euthanasia

13 January 2017

The American Association of Psychiatry (AAP) wants to take action against euthanasia laws in Belgium, the Netherlands and "anywhere else...

United Kingdom: heading towards commercial surrogacy for all?

13 January 2017

In the United Kingdom, the House of Lords debated surrogacy last week, urging the Government to reform the current law. The House of Lords...

Three-parent IVF : What parentage?

13 January 2017

The British decision taken on 15 December authorising three-parent IVF procedures is raising numerous questions including the parentage of...

Crispr-cas9 : Embryo research still raises questions

13 January 2017

In 2012, French woman Emmanuelle Charpentier and American woman Jennifer Doudna discovered the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic modification tool, which...

Artificial pancreas on the market in 2018?

13 January 2017

An artificial pancreas could arrive on the market as early as 2018. Based on a blood glucose sensor, an insulin pump and an algorithm to...

3-Parent IVF : 20 births planned in Mexico

13 January 2017

In Mexico, the New Hope Fertility Clinic is to implement the controversial "three-parent IVF" procedure for twenty "client" couples over...

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Gènéthique informs you

One baby, three DNAs, 2 transgressions

20 December 2016

Yesterday, in Great-Britain, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority approved the law authorizing three-parent IVF to prevent the transmission of mitochondrial diseases. Jean-Marie Le Méné, President of the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation, answered the questions of Gènéthique about everything that is at stake after this approval by the British Ethics Committee.     ...

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