Bioethics press synthesis

Ohio passes the bill banning Down syndrome abortions

15 January 2018

On Friday 22 December, Ohio Governor, John Kasich, signed the bill adopted by the Senate last November (see Ban on abortions based on...

Switzerland: reimbursement of infertility treatments in question

15 January 2018

In Switzerland, infertile couples can be reimbursed by basic health insurance to cover one year of ovarian stimulation and three...

Germany: parentage under scrutiny following sex change

15 January 2018

In Germany, a man froze his sperm before undergoing a sex change in 2012. Three years later, his partner gave birth to a child by medically...

England: will self-preservation of eggs soon be covered for transgender individuals?

15 January 2018

The British Fertility Society is issuing new guidelines recommending that the NHS covers the self-preservation of eggs of...

IVF: a new sperm selection tool

15 January 2018

A team from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in conjunction with Stanford University has developed a sperm-sorting device to...

Eye cell therapy: discoveries based on induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells

15 January 2018

Studies just published in the Cell Reports journal by scientists at the National Eye Institute (one of America's national health...

Surrogacy abroad. French clientele

15 January 2018

In France and without any official figures to back their findings, the main associations promoting the legalisation of surrogacy [1] ...

Belgium: resignation from the Commission for Euthanasia Control

15 January 2018

In Belgium, a decision taken by the Commission fédérale de contrôle de l’euthanasie (CFCEE - Federal Commission for Euthanasia Control) has...

Surrogacy abroad. "An attempt to go through the window when the door is firmly closed"

15 January 2018

In Singapore, a man's application to adopt his biological son born through surrogacy in the United States, has been rejected. The court...

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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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