Bioethics press synthesis

Taking stock one year after the first face transplant in Canada

20 May 2019

One year after his operation, Maurice Desjardins, the first Canadian to receive a face transplant, has recounted his experience. His entire face – nose, jaw, teeth, facial muscles and skin – was...

Optic Technology, an NGO for the ethical development of technology

20 May 2019

The Dominican priest Eric Salobir has founded an NGO called Optic Technology. This is "a platform for interdisciplinary reflection and dialogue on the challenges of technology," which seeks to "...

Surrogacy: twins born of different fathers and therefore with different nationalities?

20 May 2019

Andrew Dvash-Banks, an American, and Elad Dvash-Banks, an Israeli, live in Canada and married in 2010. In September 2016, a surrogate mother gave birth to twins Ethan and Aiden for them, who were...

A constitutional "right to abortion" in Kansas?

13 May 2019

Last Friday, the highest court in Kansas deduced a “right to abortion” from the State Constitution According to the court, the “equal and inalienable rights” proclaimed in the Bill of Rights of...

U.S.: Alabama criminalizes abortion, Oklahoma forced to extend its time limits for medical abortion

13 May 2019

Alabama's House of Representatives voted 74 to 3 on Tuesday to pass a bill that would make abortion a Class A felony, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 99 years. Attempted abortion would...

Donald Trump defends the right of conscientious objection for all health care workers

13 May 2019

“Just today we finalized new protections of conscience rights for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, teachers, students and faith-based charities”,Trump told an interfaith audience in the White House...

An American arrested for surrogacy scam

13 May 2019

A federal criminal complaint has been filed against 37-year-old Grégory Blosser, from Florida, in connection with his business activities as head of company TSG, The Surrogacy Group, which he had...

Pig-human chimeras: a clinical trial announced in Japan

13 May 2019

The researcher Hiromitsu Nakauchi has announced that an experiment is starting in Japan to culture a human pancreas in pigs. This statement comes as Japan has just relaxed its legislation on chimeras...

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