Human Embryos

Thumbnail shutterstock 520542652 A modern Tuskegee problem

The Tuskegee Experiment is one of the darkest incidents in the history of American medical research. Beginning in 1932, for forty years,...

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Thumbnail dna credit liya graphics  shutterstock cna Catholics shouldn't totally reject human gene editing – but it still has ethical problems

Washington D.C., Feb 23, 2017 / 02:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Recent American guidelines for human gene modification have raised important ethical...

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Thumbnail human embryo file photo credit firstbrook just click 100 via flickr cc by nc 20 cna 2 3 15 'Embryo jewelry' a sign we've taken the wrong path, IVF critic says

Sydney, Australia, May 5, 2017 / 01:18 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For one critic, a report that IVF-conceived embryos are being cremated and turned into...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 82183657 1 Embryos and the ‘14-day rule’

Arguments in favor of research on human embryos typically play off our unfamiliarity with the way that we ourselves once appeared and existed as...

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Thumbnail one of us logo cna 5 28 14 European Commission rejects pro-life citizens’ initiative

The European Commission has rejected the pro-life citizens’ initiative “One of Us,” which sought to ban E.U. funding for research and other...

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Thumbnail embryos credit andrii vodolazhskyi cna First human embryos edited in the USA. Here's why it's problematic.

Researchers in Oregon have announced that they have successfully altered genes in a human embryo for the first time in the United States, but...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 345934481 How does the Catholic Church resolve new bioethical questions?

A number of years ago, I participated in a debate at Harvard on embryonic stem cell research which also included a Jewish rabbi, an Episcopalian...

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Thumbnail sofia vergara credit yahoo via flickr cc by 20 cna Sofia Vergara is being sued by her own frozen embryos

New York City, N.Y., Dec 9, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA).- Emma and Isabella are suing their mother, Sofia Vergara, according to court documents obtained...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 345934481 The "Expendable Children"

Couples who struggle to get pregnant are turning with greater frequency to the in vitro fertilization (IVF) industry for assistance. In some cases,...

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Thumbnail baby shoes credit charlie davidson via flickr cc by nd 20 cna 5 22 15 The insidious danger behind 'family balancing'

For years, expectant parents have relied on ultrasounds to find out the sex of their unborn baby.   But now, technology allows them to pick the sex...

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Thumbnail embryos credit andrii vodolazhskyi cna This new technology could produce babies from skin cells. And that's bad.

Washington D.C., May 18, 2017 / 03:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Within the next 10-20 years, a new and controversial fertility technology called in...

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