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February 2016

REPORTS

How the death of a pregnant teenager has been manipulated

How the death of a pregnant teenager has been manipulated

The case of Rosaura Almonte, pregnant teenager (16 years old) from the Dominican Republic who died of acute leukaemia after having been denied… Read more.

Human-animal chimeras produced for use in regenerative medicine

Human-animal chimeras produced for use in regenerative medicine

The production of human-animal chimeras, i.e. animal  with human organs or tissues, is currently in the spotlight of ethical debates in the field of regenerative medicine. The process consists of introducing human stem cells. Although this technique would enable organs to be… Read more.

NEWS

Ethical debates Many of the problems presented by science during the course of its normal development raise bioethical concerns that must be considered.

Ethical debates sparked by recent biomedical breakthroughs

Many of the problems presented by science during the course of its normal development raise bioethical concerns that must be considered. In this respect, the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values at the University of Notre Dame (USA) has been publishing annual lists… Read more.

Abortion survivors. In many countries, abortion is legal at or after week 20 of pregnancy. It is not rare for children to be born alive

Abortion survivors. The fate of babies who survive abortions at over 20 weeks gestation

"...they are usually left in the operating theatre until they die; if not, their life is ended by lethal injection or by suffocating them." In many countries, abortion is legal in various circumstances at or after week 20 of pregnancy… Read more.

male and female infertility cell therpapy advances could be a promising possibility in the treatment but studies are still experimental

Male and female infertility. Could cell therapy be the solution?

Recent years have seen unquestionable advances in cell therapy, yet there are still only a few areas in human medicine in which these types of cells have been shown to be really effective. One of these is the area of reproductive diseases... A superb review has recently been published… Read more.

IN BRIEF

Global hunger figures falls. According to the 2015 Global Hunger Index report who is designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger globally

Global hunger figures falls by 200 million for the first time!

According to the 2015 Global Hunger Index report (is designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger globally and by country and region), and FAO, figures has been significant reduced  in the aforementioned 2015 report… Read more.

unesco

Genome editing moratorium promoted by UNESCO

"Danger of tampering with hereditary traits that could lead to eugenics" The Unesco International Bioethics Committee (IBC) has called for a genome editing moratorium on this technique , which can modify the human germ line…Read more.

Delayed motherhood also in England. Twice as many 40-year-old first time mothers now.

Delayed motherhood in England. Twice as many 40-year-old first time mothers now.

Motherhood is also being postponed in the UK (see negative effects for mother and child, click HERE),... the number has doubled in the last 15 years…Read more.

Sexual assault oficial report show that 19% of North American university students aged between 18 and 25 years have suffered sexual assault or attempt

Sexual assault report on American university students

19 % OF Students aged between 18 and 25 years have suffered sexual assault or attempted sexual assault.  This high percentage of sexual assaults has prompted university authorities to…Read more.

Become pregnant. Likelihood according to the woman's age

Become pregnant. Likelihood according to the woman's age

In order to have a chance of at least 90% of having a one-child family, women should attempt to become pregnant when they are 35 years old or younger…

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