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Recommendation of the Council of Europe on Xenotransplantation
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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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Review: Global Health Impacts of Nanotechnology Law: A Tool for Stakeholder Engagement
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Review: Global Health Impacts of Nanotechnology Law: A Tool for Stakeholder Engagement

Review:  Global Health Impacts of Nanotechnology Law: A Tool for Stakeholder Engagement by Ilise Feitshans gets my 5-star review. Brilliant writing. Health risks abound that bring threats and opportunities at work, play and in the home. Ilise provides readers, from those who are just curious to those with a seasoned scientific mind, with enlightened possibilities on how evolving, complex and far-reaching health risks should be imagined and best managed. New and experienced occupational or public health pros should put this book on their reading…

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UNESCO International Declaration on Human Genetic Data
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UNESCO International Declaration on Human Genetic Data

Genetic research, in particular the sequencing of the human genome, has opened the way for far-reaching medical research and biomedical applications. Genetic data can be used for medical diagnosis, disease prevention and population genetics studies. As each person’s genetic heritage is unique, forensic science and the judicial system also use them for identification purposes. The number of genetic databanks is rising, with some containing more than a million records. Some are maintained at a national level and contain samples from…

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Video : Μitochondrial Replacement Methods
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Video : Μitochondrial Replacement Methods

The recent scientific development on Mitochondrial Replacement Methods in Mexico, United Kingdom and Greece intrigues a great discussion on what is ethical, moral and legal. On this context the article 13 of the Convention of Oviedo and the national constitutional protection of genetic identity are being reviewed.

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Presentation : The recent Recommendation of Greek National Bioethics Commission on Mitochondrial Replacement Technologies
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Presentation : The recent Recommendation of Greek National Bioethics Commission on Mitochondrial Replacement Technologies

See the presentation, by Emmanouel Laskaridis, entitled "The recent Recommendation of Greek National Bioethics Commission on Mitochondrial Replacement Technologies" here.

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Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine: Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine
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Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine: Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine

The following document is the Oviedo contract, which was legislated back in 1997 and was innovative on the field of bioethics. Today, 20 years after its entry into force, there are still many states, who have yet not signed it, such us Germany, the UK etc. See the document here.

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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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Civil liable persons by improperly fulfilled Telemedicine
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Civil liable persons by improperly fulfilled Telemedicine

A. The Problem The recent application of Triton Company for health monitoring through tablets is nowadays applied on 10.000 patients in 6 States of USA. In this way patients save time and money. This is the culmination of an evolution in the implementation of telemedicine.[1] The origins of this evolution are traced back to 1920 in New York, where the religious community of Christian sailors offered its members telemedicine by radio. Later in 1950 telemedicine was applied in remote areas…

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International Conference 20 years after Oviedo Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine
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International Conference 20 years after Oviedo Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine

The recent Recommendation of Greek National Bioethics Commission on Mitochondrial Replacement Technologies by Emmanouil Laskaridis In the last few years, scientific progress in the field of Mitochondrial Replacement Technologies (MRTs) has been rapid. Following a mitochondrial replacement treatment carried out in Mexico, a baby was born in 2016, the first baby to be born after such a procedure. In 2015 the United Kingdom became the first country to explicitly legalize MRTs and to grant in 2017 its first license to a…

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