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.
Hollywood actors and ex-married couple Sofia Vergara and Nick Loeb are at war over two frozen embryos. Vergara, who is Catholic, refuses to allow the embryos to be brought to term with a surrogate mother; Loeb, who is not, insists that they have a right to life. That is what happens when you take the embryo […]
The legal time limit on growing human embryos in a laboratory was challenged after biologists at the University of Cambridge showed that they could keep embryos alive up to and possibly beyond the permitted 14 days: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/fertility-watchdog-refuses-to-extend-embryo-time-limit-h8lg9q6h6 Source: The Times, Dec 8 2016
Articolo di Laura Gotti Tedeschi pubblicato sul sito Notizie Provita: http://www.notizieprovita.it/filosofia-e-morale/bambino-con-tre-genitori-anche-nel-regno-unito/
The UK moves closer to 3-parent embryos: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/nov/30/uk-doctors-to-seek-permission-to-create-baby-with-dna-from-three-people-mitochondrial-replacement-therapy That the HFEA will be the authority to give approval to this is particularly frightening. It cannot be repeated often enough that the UK does not have a democratically appointed bioethics committee.
By Laura Gotti Tedeschi Obstetrician Michel Odent, who has been in charge of about 15,000 hospital births in France, warns on the New […]
A new study has come out that highlights the negative feelings women have after a pregnancy that ends in stillbirth or neonatal […]