Bioethics press synthesis

England : The Police Service "Tends To Close Its Eyes" To Violations Involving Assisted Suicide

23 January 2017

Whereas euthanasia is legal in countries such as the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, it has nevertheless been banned in the United...

Robots : Europeans Mps Vote On The Delvaux Report

23 January 2017

The European Commission should propose European Union regulations on "the fast-evolving field of robotics". The aim is to focus, amongst...

In Vitro Gametogenesis : Bordering Science-Fiction

23 January 2017

In-vitro gametogenesis - a new procedure for creating gametes from stem cells - should be the subject of a debate from this point forwards...

Russia : No Abortion on 28 december

23 January 2017

In Russia, the region of Yaroslavl banned abortions on 28 December, Feast of the Holy Innocents. Local religious leaders asked for the...

Pressure On Ireland To Legalise Abortion

23 January 2017

Abortion is illegal in Ireland except in cases where the mother's life is in jeopardy. The eighth amendment to the Irish Constitution...

The Netherlands : The Health Minister Wants To Reduce The Number Of Abortions

23 January 2017

In the Netherlands, "30,000 women terminate their pregnancy every year". "That's far too many" for Health Minister, Edith Schippers, who is...

Infertility Levels Increasing Amongst European Women

23 January 2017

"Has the number of childless women reached a peak in Europe?" Ined (National Institute for Demographic Studies) raised the question and has...

Belgium : The Cost Of NIPS Is Lowered

23 January 2017

Since 1 December, the cost of Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening (NIPS) for Down syndrome has been reduced by €100 Euros, falling from €390 to...

Kentucky limits abortion

23 January 2017

On Monday, Kentucky Governor, Matt Bevin, signed two draft bills limiting abortion in his State. The urgency surrounding these draft bills...

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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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