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Ethics or morality: why make a distinction?

20 June 2017

Should one invoke Ethics or morality? Though this question is not a new one, the distinction resurfaces every time the field of action of science is about to be extended. As if to justify certain...

United Kingdom: The Supreme Court denies Ireland free abortion

20 June 2017

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom rendered its judgement in a case involving the Secretary of State for Health, accused of denying women living in Northern Ireland free access to...

Jacques Testart: Resist transhumanism, towards a responsible humanity? (3/3)

12 June 2017

During the symposium’s opening lecture “Criticism of transhumanist reason”, held at the Collège des Bernardins in Paris on May 19th and 20th, Jacques Testart, procreation biologist and father of the...

Jacques Testart: Resist Transhumanism, Why? How? (2/3)

12 June 2017

During the opening lecture “Criticism of transhumanist reason” of the symposium held at the Collège des Bernardins in Paris on May 19th and 20th, Jacques Testart, procreation biologist and father of...

Jacques Testart: Resist transhumanism “because human beings are worth more than what they often seem” (1/3)

12 June 2017

“Resist transhumanism” is the inauguration lecture given at the symposium “criticism of transhumanist reason”, which took place at the Collège des Bernardins in France, last May 19th and 20th. It...

How can we avoid that children born disabled are stigmatised as a ”burden” to their own family?

30 May 2017

While the tribunal of Limoges has just recognised the university hospital of Limoges as guilty for having not diagnosed Down Syndrome in a child, Danielle Moyse, philosopher and expert for Gènéthique...

The “One of Us” European citizen initiative heard before the European Court of Justice

30 May 2017

With over 1.7 million signatures, the One of Us European Citizen Initiative (ECI) brought together the largest number of signatures in the history of Europe. But in 2014, the European Commission...

Prenatal testing for Down Syndrome: the French High Authority for Health considers the new test profitable and rushes into approving its reimbursement

30 May 2017

Unsurprisingly, the French High Authority for Health (HAS) [1] recommends including non-invasive testing for Down Syndrome in the French testing policy[2] For the occasion the HAS has given it a new...

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