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Artificial womb or placenta? Research goes back to the 50s

03 May 2017

Last week, French media strongly echoed an American publication describing the development of premature lambs in an “artificial womb”. For Gènéthique, Jacques Suaudeau provided an analysis of the...

Belgium caught red-handed promoting eugenics

26 April 2017

In Belgium, the Superior Health Council has just issued a notice concerning “generalized testing within the context of procreation”. Testing is suggested in order to identify recessive genetic...

Human genome manipulation: caught between Hippocrates and Bellerophon

26 April 2017

The ever-increasing knowledge we have of the living combined with technical advances enables researchers to make considerable progress in the care and therapies that are proposed to the sick. However...

Faced with Donald Trump, the European Union insists on making abortion a major challenge

22 March 2017

The EU agrees on rejecting the decisions taken by Trump’s administration concerning aborting, but seems to have forgotten that the subject is outside its control and is stifling the voices that...

Criminal obstruction to abortion: Suppression of the crime of opinion but information control, the halftone decision of the Constitutional Council

21 March 2017

The French law extending criminal obstruction to digital media was validated by the European Constitutional Council last Thursday, and included two restriction; though the decision preserves freedom...

The subversive power of disability, facing an everyday more active birth selection

02 March 2017

Technical advances do not always come with ethical ones… Danielle Moyse, philosopher and expert for Gènéthique, has noticed that with the arrival of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), eugenic...

Robots at the age of transhumanism

01 March 2017

At a time when Europe is questioning the status given to robots, Emmanuel Brochier, professor of philosophy at the IPC in Paris, answers Gènéthique’s questions concerning relations between men and...

CRISPR: The international ethics committee surrenders

01 March 2017

Since April 2015, CRISPR has been shaking the scientific community. This new tool that enables one to “edit the genome” opens the way to new gene therapy treatments, but also transhumanism. Brought...

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