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.


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    • Surrogacy Romanticised

      The issue of surrogacy was one of the focus points of the Family Day Rally in Rome last Saturday. Josephine Quintavalle recalls the story of one surrogate mother she counselled some years ago. This reflection highlights aspects of surrogacy which are rarely in the public domain. This particular mother regretted most sincerely what she had done and described […]

    • The risks of editing genes in human embryos

      An interview to Laura Gotti Tedeschi (Research Assitant at CORE) has been published today on the Italian online newspaper "Intelligonews" about the recent permission by the HFEA to edit the genome of human embryos for research. Click the link below to read the interview: http://www.intelligonews.it/articoli/4-febbraio-2016/36585/manipolazione-embrioni-laura-gotti-tedeschi-da-londra-e-eticamente-sbagliato-oltre-che-rischioso

    • Two American Experts talk Human Genetics

      Those following the various debates on editing the genome of the human embryo are encouraged to link to this excellent discussion between two American experts,  Associate Prof Paul Knoepfler from UC Davis School of Medicine and Prof Nathaniel Comfort from John Hopkins. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OMYV2G6u2M&feature=youtu.be

    • European Parliament speaks out against Surrogacy

      The European Women's Lobby (EWL) draws attention today to a Resolution adopted by the European Parliament expressing concern about women's rights on a number of issues.  Whilst not agreeing with everything in the EWL statement CORE is nevertheless pleased to note the growing opposition to surrogate pregnancy which is recorded as follows: The EP Resolution […]


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