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.
Gene-edited babies in China
By Angela Napoletano It seems that He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist who announced to have created the world’s first gene-edited babies, has been arrested. https://beta.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/2176109/university-denies-chinese-frankenstein-has-been-detained-over The news has been spread by the South China Morning Post even if it has not been confirmed by officials. Is this good news? Science’s progresses are usually perceived as […]
Predicting an embryo’s future intelligence: Progress or Eugenics?
By Laura Gotti Tedeschi Would you like your baby better if he or she was more intelligent? The genetics of intelligence has become the latest highly controversial area of science. DNA testing can now tell us useful information about someone’s IQ, in addition to disease risks such as diabetes or cancer. The New Scientistof November […]
No, I am not going to freeze my eggs
This article has been published on the online journal Voices In Bioethics on July 28, 2015 By Katarina Lee Tick-tock goes our biological clocks. A law professor who I admire greatly, only half-jokingly said to my class that the new gift for women graduating from law school would be our parents paying for us to freeze our […]
Be aware of the big business of infertility
Christopher White, director of research and education at the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network, on the National Review Online today warns about the uncontrolled consequences of IVF, such as egg and sperm donation and surrogacy. White writes that after the birth of the first test-tube baby Louise Brown in 1978 reproductive technology "may be seen […]
ARE WOMEN FORGETTING HOW TO GIVE BIRTH?
By Laura Gotti Tedeschi Obstetrician Michel Odent, who has been in charge of about 15,000 hospital births in France, warns on the New […]
Double Standard: Negative Effects of Stillbirth, but what about Abortion?
A new study has come out that highlights the negative feelings women have after a pregnancy that ends in stillbirth or neonatal […]