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Recommendation of the Council of Europe on Xenotransplantation
Bioethics, Bioethics, News

Recommendation of the Council of Europe on Xenotransplantation

The shortage of organs and tissues of human origin available for transplantation has led to studies examining alternative experimental solutions, such as xenotransplantation. Xenotransplantation is any procedure that involves the transplantation, implantation or infusion of living cells, tissues or organs from a nonhuman animal source into a human recipient. Such solutions raise ethical issues and considerable risks in the field of public health and the transmission of diseases. Taking into account the risks which might arise from xenotransplantation, the Committee of…

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The use of new genetic technologies in human beings
Bioethics, Legislation

The use of new genetic technologies in human beings

The following recommendation of the Council of Europe indicates how the E.U. asks pressure to all of her members to sign the OVIEDO CONVENTION and suggests the creation of a legal framework, being positive at the genome technologies.   See the Recommendation here.

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