Bioethics press synthesis

"Another woman has given birth to my son": surrogate mother sues fertility clinic

11 December 2017

38 year-old Canadian, Alicia Chonn, is suing the Olive Fertility Center, which she claims used her eggs without her consent to...

Transhumanism: "The real danger for the future of mankind is the commercialisation of life"

11 December 2017

In an interview with Le Figaro, Jean-Marie le Méné[1], President of the Fondation Lejeune, and Laurent Alexandre[2], surgeon and...

Down syndrome: research is progressing

11 December 2017

Scientists at the University of Geneva and ETHZ Zurich (Institute for Technology and Natural Sciences)"have discovered that the...

Born through gamete donation: "My entire life is nothing but a lie"

11 December 2017

This is what John, a 22 year-old Englishman said when he learned that he had been born through gamete donation. His younger sister, who is...

"CRISPR kits" sold by a biohacker

11 December 2017

Former NASA employee, Josiah Zayner, "has become the biohacker on everyone's lips" after experimenting on himself. Following the...

"No-one should be afraid of having a child with Down syndrome"

11 December 2017

In the United Kingdom, Louise Johnson decided to speak out and make society more aware of Down syndrome.    Six years ago,...

Embryo donation - not such a "rosy" practice

11 December 2017

In Australia, excess embryos generated through a medically assisted procreation programme can be "donated" to an infertile couple without...

Australia: the State of Victoria legalises assisted suicide

11 December 2017

This Wednesday, a controversial law on "assisted death" was adopted following a "rigorous debate" in the Australian State of. This will...

A surrogate mother "database" in the Netherlands?

11 December 2017

A Dutch fertility expert, gynaecologist Roel Schats[1], is calling for the introduction of a "surrogate mother database". This register...

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Gènéthique informs you

Gene Drive: one step further towards irresponsibility

05 September 2017

CRISPR tools have caused gene drive technology to resurface: it consists in stimulating the transmission of certain genes from one generation to the next, in order to affect noxious populations. First suggested to eradicate mosquitos carrying parasites, it is now being considered for vertebrates such as mice. However, these gene modifications are far from insignificant and are certainly not...

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