Bioethics press synthesis

Egg donation trafficking in the United Kingdom

15 May 2017

"Egg donation is like blood donation": cameras hidden by the Daily Mail Newspaper show nurses in United Kingdom fertility clinics trying to convince women "to donate their eggs for money". According...

United Kingdom: a new link between genomes and genome editing

15 May 2017

The House of Commons’ Science and Technology Committee (British Parliament) has published a brief report to conclude its extensive inquiry into genomes and genome editing. The report focuses on the...

Store organs in order to preserve them - the challenge from XOR Labs

15 May 2017

The start-up Company, XOR Labs, based in Toronto, "one the world's capital cities in terms of lung transplantation", is endeavouring to export "a machine to preserve the lungs following a transplant...

IVF: Two friends discover that they are brother and sister

15 May 2017

In England, Georgia Bond and Jack Bowman, two British teenagers from Liverpool who have been friends for years, "have found out that they were both conceived by in-vitro fertilisation". They "had...

Decommissioning of organ trafficking in Pakistan

15 May 2017

In Pakistan, in an "improvised operating theatre in a house in Lahore", four people have been arrested for the illegal harvesting of two livers "scheduled for transplantation involving two Oman...

ANSM authorises the resumption of Carmat heart clinical trials

15 May 2017

Following the death of the fifth transplant patient, the French National Agency for Medicines and Health Products' Safety (ANSM) instructed the Carmat Company to suspend clinical trials involving its...

Council of Europe: report on gene editing adopted by the Commission

15 May 2017

The draft recommendation entitled "recourse to new genetic technologies in human beings" was adopted on 25 April 2017 by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe's Committee for Social...

CRISPR: a third clinical trial authorised in humans

15 May 2017

Chinese scientists have undertaken a clinical trial using the CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing tool in an attempt to treat cancer patients. The trial will include 20 patients with an aggressive gastric...


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