Ethical problems in the production of chimera human-monkey embryos in the Izpisua’s research

In addition to producing human-animal organs, these experiences seek to study the first stages of embryonic development, and even be used to deepen the knowledge of some diseases and their treatment. An article in the journal Cell (April 15, 2021), was the first work describing the chimera production human-ape (read HERE). The authors said that Monkey (Macaca fascicularis)…

The slippery slope of euthanasia

It is argued that the “slippery slope” that could be created after the legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide could open the door to euthanasia practices that go beyond those permitted by law. In this respect, we address three specific circumstances in which we believe this could occur: 1) euthanasia techniques could be applied in…

The Vatican Opinion on Gender Theory

Read more. This article is a reasoned response to the article by Timothy F. Murphy, recently published in the prestigious journal Bioethics, on the supposed opposition between the views of the Catholic Church and what he calls “contemporary science” in relation to certain anthropological issues linked to the gender perspective. To point to “the Vatican” as…

Lithuania declares the business of the surrogacy contrary to the dignity of women

Read more. Lithuania has declared the business of surrogacy contrary to the dignity of women and children.While  in some countries  a revision of the laws is demanded to accept surrogacy, and while the different jurisdictions increasingly accept the fait accompli when carried out abroad, Lithuania rebels against this practice and declares it radically contrary to dignity The Lithuanian Parliament, called…

Fertility, mortality, migration, and population scenarios for 195 countries and territories from 2017 to 2100

Read more. The English novelist P.D. James wrote a dystopian novel in 1992 entitled The Children of Men. Set in the year 2021, the novel describes a world where all human males have become sterile, and children have disappeared. As the last generation turns age 25, societies give way to strange beliefs, unspeakable cruelties, systematic euthanasia, and hopelessness. According…