Bioethics press synthesis

Genetically modified human embryos in the United States

19 February 2019

Dieter Egli, a biologist at Columbia University in New York, is conducting experiments with CRISPR on human embryos to "one day" prevent...

United Kingdom and Scotland introduce presumed consent to organ donation

19 February 2019

Following in the footsteps of Wales in 2015, Scotland and the United Kingdom are in the process of changing their organ donation schemes to...

43rd annual Day for Life in Italy: "Defending life is an absolute duty"

19 February 2019

On 2 February, Pope Francis told the world that there is an "absolute duty to defend life". On the eve of the 43rd annual Day for Life, he...

Sperm bank claims $20,000 from woman who locates her daughter's donor

19 February 2019

Danielle Teuscher, a 30-year-old single American mother, underwent a genetic test for herself and her daughter Zoe, conceived five years...

Women receiving IVF increase risk of serious complications on delivery by 40%

19 February 2019

IVF increases the risk of serious complications on delivery such as sepsis, bleeding or ICU admission by 40%. A Canadian study has just...

US sperm bank sued for providing sperm from a schizophrenic donor

19 February 2019

On 4 February 2019 in Atlanta, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a lawsuit against an Atlanta sperm bank accused of having "...

Euthanasia, an alarming review of legislation in Switzerland, Belgium and Holland

19 February 2019

Whilst the question of euthanasia is regularly raised with French legislators, an initial evaluation of the legalisation concerning...

Donald Trump opposes late-term abortions

19 February 2019

On Tuesday, during his State of the Union address, US President Donald Trump raised the issue of abortion. He called for a restriction on...

US overdose deaths account for 17.6% of organ transplants

19 February 2019

Between 1999 and 2016, the number of overdose-induced deaths more than tripled in the United States. This impacted on organ transplants...

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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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