Bioethics press synthesis

Angola: draft bill criminalising abortion is postponed indefinitely

28 March 2017

Reform of the Angolan criminal code, voted on during the initial reading last month, included a draft bill aimed at suppressing abortion (...

Stem cells: excessive expectations lead to scandals

28 March 2017

In the United States, three women aged 72, 78 and 88 have lost their sight following stem cell injections in their eyes, in 2015, to treat...

Palliative care must take a person's spiritual and religious needs into account

28 March 2017

In the United Kingdom, the National Institute for Health and Care has just published "an end of life guide". The concept of "palliative...

Abortion is decriminalised in the United Kingdom

28 March 2017

Abortion was decriminalised in the United Kingdom on 13 March. This heralds a "symbolic" change that "will not affect the number and...

eGenesis launches xenotransplantation trial

28 March 2017

The eGenesis start-up project has collected €38 million to finance porcine DNA modification trials. The aim is to create organ reservoirs...

Three-parent IVF: first British licence

28 March 2017

In the United Kingdom, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has granted the first licence to carry out three-parent IVFto the...

Genome editing used to treat retinal degeneration?

28 March 2017

On 14 March, a team led by scientists at the National Eye Institute announced in Nature Communications that a treatment applying CRISPR-...

Japan: iPS cells save the sight of a female patient

28 March 2017

An 80 year-old woman has been treated successfully with induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells in Japan. A small number of retinal cells...

Bolivia: extending conditions for accessing abortion - draft bill causes controversy

28 March 2017

The Bolivian Government has triggered "lively controversy" by proposing to extend abortion options. The bill in question "proposes that...

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Gènéthique informs you

Faced with Donald Trump, the European Union insists on making abortion a major challenge

22 March 2017

The EU agrees on rejecting the decisions taken by Trump’s administration concerning aborting, but seems to have forgotten that the subject is outside its control and is stifling the voices that denounce abortion.   The “Mexico City policy”, reestablished by Trump last January, bans international non-governmental organizations from giving out any information about the subject in...

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