Last article of section "Bioethics"
Aging and Disability was the topic of the 20th General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life held last week in Rome. With the advance of medical technology, there is a longer life expectancy worldwide. Along with increased lifespan, there will also be greater number of elderly with some sort of disability....read more
Articles from section "Bioethics"
Here is the text of an address Benedict XVI gave Saturday to participants in an international conference on stem cell research, which was held at the Vatican. * * * Dear Brother Bishops, Your …read more
The European Court of Justice has ruled out the possibility of patents in any process involving stem cells taken from human embryos. The Oct. 18 ruling came as a result of a case involving …read more
The journal Nature announced last Wednesday that scientists had for the first time successfully derived "patient specific" stem cells from a cloned human embryo. The last time such a claim was …read more
Most are familiar with the infamous "Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment" carried out on black sharecroppers in Alabama between 1932-1972. U.S. government health officials withheld effective …read more
When we look around, we no longer see children with genetic diseases -- they are censured, sheltered or, most commonly, aborted, says a neonatologist in L'Osservatore Romano. Carlo Bellieni …read more