Welcome to corethics. We are an organisation that focuses on the ethical dilemmas surrounding human reproduction, particularly the new technologies of assisted conception. We aim to bring about democratic reform to the legislation controlling these practices by encouraging the broader participation of philosophers, theologians and social scientists. Absolute respect for the human embryo is our central tenet.
A report has been released by the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority on the adverse effects of in vitro fertilisation (IVF). It cites more than 1,600 incidents have occurred from 2010-2012. This means anywhere between 500-600 cases are being investigated every year in relation to IVF. The incidents are broken down into 3 classes-- A, B, and […]
The US California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) currently wonders whether they will still be in business by 2017. The group, formed from a California voter initiative in 2004, has cost taxpayers $3 billion (£1.75 billion), making it the largest funder of adult and embryonic stem cell research in the world. While ten years ago voters were […]
A new study has come out that highlights the negative feelings women have after a pregnancy that ends in stillbirth or neonatal death. Effects include anxiety and isolation, as well as a number of other mental health problems, which occur because of the loss of a baby. There was no mention of the health of women […]
That is the question being asked today after it was discovered scientists may have developed a technique to recreate human corneas involving the use of limbal stem cells. These stem cells are necessary for good eyesight. This new process could help numerous people who have lost their sight. It has been tested on mice, and […]
A new study has come out that highlights the negative feelings women have after a pregnancy that ends in stillbirth or neonatal […]
Couples undergoing IVF could be told to choose embryos who would be good for society, according to an article in the […]