Bioethics press synthesis

New Zealand: pre-conception tests for all future parents

15 April 2019

New Zealand now recommends pre-conception testing for all couples. Until now, these expensive genetic tests were only offered to so-called...

Xenotransplants: are the first human trials imminent?

15 April 2019

Researchers in South Korea are expected to transplant pig corneas into humans "within a year". Several teams in the United States are also...

Abortion: the "heartbeat bill" passed in Georgia

15 April 2019

On 30 March, Georgia lawmakers voted to ban abortion “as soon as a heartbeat is detected in the embryo ", as early as the sixth week of...

A pregnant women bearing a little girl with Down syndrome offered an abortion by her doctor

15 April 2019

"The doctor asked me if this baby was planned and said: ‘You’re young, so why would you want to keep this baby when your chances of having...

US, $1.7 million awarded to an anti-abortion organization

15 April 2019

In the U.S., the Trump Administration has awarded a grant of $5.1 million for the next three years, including $1.7 million for this year,...

Extremely premature lambs kept alive in an "artificial uterus"

15 April 2019

In 2017, a team of researchers announced that they had kept premature lamb foetuses alive in an "artificial uterus". Last month, the same...

Survey: New Yorkers mostly opposed to late-term abortions

15 April 2019

According to surveys, New York State residents are massively overwhelmingly opposed to late-term abortions. Barely two months after the...

In vitro fertilization associated with small increase in childhood cancer risk

15 April 2019

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have carried out a large-scale study to investigate the risk of cancer in children born from IVF...

A 61-year-old American woman gives birth to her own granddaughter

15 April 2019

An American woman in Nebraska gave birth to her granddaughter on 25 March at the age of 61. "If you want me to be the gestational...

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Gènéthique informs you

Abortion in Poland: misleading statements of the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights

06 April 2018

On Friday, the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muiznieks, threatened Poland that the potential adoption of its draft bill against eugenic abortion would violate the country's human rights' commitments[1].   This is not the first time that Mr. Muiznieks has advocated abortion.   However, on closer examination, his threat seems exaggerated for the most...

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