Bio-ethics

February 9, 2016
It has been announced that the very controversial and ethically questionable practice of gene editing had been approved for research purposes in the United Kingdom. The practice would allow for...
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Posted by: Life House
June 11, 2014
Irish MEPS have been urged to speak out against a decision by the EU Commission to ignore a European Citizen's Initiative petition which gathered support from 1.8 million EU citizens. The Life...
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Posted by: Life Institute
April 10, 2014
Speaking in Brussels today, Youth Defence said that the Citizen's Initiative, the One of Us campaign, is both timely and ethical since it is asking the EU to stop funding research on human embryos...
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Posted by: Life House
May 25, 2012
Scientists have taken a first-ever step in the use of adult human stem cells by reprogramming skin cells from two heart failure patients and turning them into healthy, new heart muscle cells...
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Posted by: Jerusalem Post
February 3, 2012
Last week the papers were full of claims that a therapy using embryonic stem cells was successfully treating patients with eye disease. Given the overwhelmingly bad news for embryonic stem cell...
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Posted by: LifeNews / Life House
January 20, 2012
The Irish Times has reported that a fertility clinic with the Beacon Medical Group is to offer genetic screening of embryos for the first time in Ireland.
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Posted by: Life House
November 18, 2011
It seems as if that a perfect storm is building against embryonic stem cell research - and Irish pro-life activists say that the evidence increasingly supports a ban on the controversial...
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Posted by: Life Institute
October 19, 2011
Leading Irish pro-life organisations have welcomed today's ruling by the European Court of Justice which has banned scientists from patenting stem cell techniques derived from the use of human...
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Posted by: Life House
August 27, 2011
SCOTTISH scientists have moved a step closer to developing new treatments for patients with Parkinson's disease.
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Posted by: The Scotsman
August 3, 2011
More than 30 human embryos are created for every successful birth by IVF, official figures have revealed. Hundreds of thousands have been simply thrown away or destroyed in the name of scientific...
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Posted by: Daily Mail

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