Bioethics press synthesis

Charlie Gard: "The opportunity [for treatment] was lost"

21 August 2017

On Monday, 24 June, the parents of 11 month-old Charlie Gard, who is suffering from a rare genetic disorder, announced the end of their...

The Netherlands Antilles: 15 million genetically modified mosquitoes soon to be released

21 August 2017

On 6 July in the Netherlands, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment was authorised to release 15 million transgenic...

Over the last 40 years - a disturbing decrease in the quality of sperm in the western world

21 August 2017

A study carried out by an international team and published in the Human Reproduction Update journal on 25 July shows that sperm...

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: encouraging gene therapy trial in dogs

21 August 2017

An article published on Tuesday in the Nature communications journal recounts the work of an international team of scientists [1]...

United States: first genetically modified human embryos

21 August 2017

The Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland has just announced the genetic editing of "a large number of human embryos...

New York: woman gives birth to her first child conceived through post-mortem IVF

21 August 2017

An American woman whose husband died two and a half years ago, gave birth to the couple's first child, Angelina, on Tuesday.  ...

Heart surgery performed in utero – healthy baby delivered

21 August 2017

In Canada, Kristine Barry was twenty weeks pregnant when she learned that her baby had two serious congenital heart defects. The heart was...

iPS cells: the next Japanese clinical trial to treat severe heart disease

21 August 2017

In Japan, a project led by Professor Yoshiki Sawa and colleagues at Osaka University, is aiming to use iPS cells in a clinical trial...

Research focuses on a supple artificial heart made from silicone

31 July 2017

Today, 26 million people around the world suffer from heart failure and donors are seldom found. An innovative artificial heart has...

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Precariousness, family situation, contraception… risk factors for abortion

20 July 2017

At the European seminar which took place in Brussels at the COMECE on last 22nd June on “Preventing Abortion in Europe”, Cherline Louissaint, lawyer, went over the risk factors for abortion : social precariousness, family instability, but also the false ideas that aim at separating abortion from contraception and sexual education[2].   Few people asked themselves about the...

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