Bioethics press synthesis

Artificial intelligence in medicine: regulations at the heart of the debate

14 May 2018

Although the States General on Bioethics consultation, which has just drawn to a close, highlighted numerous claims in terms of medically...

Italy refuses to register a baby born through medically assisted reproduction to same-sex female couple

14 May 2018

In Italy, a lesbian couple has been unable to register the birth of their baby at the public records office. Chiara Foglietta, a municipal...

Boy or girl? The number of selective abortions could rise with new test delivering reliable results from the 8th week of pregnancy

14 May 2018

A Brazilian team at the Sabin Laboratory in Brasilia, keen to extend the use of NIPT (non-invasive prenatal testing) which already covers...

Medically assisted reproduction in the US - increasing numbers of thawed embryos

14 May 2018

According to SART data[1], 71,296 babies were born following IVF treatment in 377 US clinics in 2016. At least 242,618 IVF cycles would...

Alfie - permanent ban on transfer to Italy - parents want to take Alfie home

14 May 2018

On Wednesday evening, Judge Hayden once again rejected the parents' appeal and turned down the offer from the hospital in Rome to treat the...

Tennessee: Senate approves memorial for abortion victims

14 May 2018

Following in the footsteps of the Tennessee State House, the Senate has approved the erection of a monument "in memory of abortion victims...

Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) available in Wales from Monday

14 May 2018

Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, wants Wales "to show the way" by making NIPT [1] available to pregnant women from next Monday. This new...

How many organ donors in Quebec?

14 May 2018

Quebec organ donor statistics have been published during awareness week: Approximately 3 million inhabitants of Quebec have chosen to...

Vincent Lambert: the court asks for a new medical expertise

14 May 2018

In proceedings instigated by Vincent Lambert's parents' lawyers, the administrative court of Châlons-en-Champagne "considered it necessary...

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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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