Bioethics, the adoption of the bill compromised before the summer

Transmitted by the Senate to the National Assembly on February 5, the bioethics bill is still pending in Parliament. The second reading of the text by the deputies even seems compromised before the summer, according to statements by the Minister of Health Olivier Véran and the patron of deputies La République en Marche, Gilles Le […]

Freshfields creates ethics council headed by Udo Di Fabio

Dusseldorf “We woke up a little late.” And: “We underestimated the allegations.” These or similar sentences can be heard today when you look at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Germany’s largest law firm, for one of the most inglorious episodes in its consulting history and its internal Processing overhears. We’re talking about Cum-Ex. These are the stock […]

communication race alert

Will it be possible one day to find an effective drug against Covid-19? This question, which is arousing legitimate interest worldwide, has been causing a somewhat disturbing communication race for the past few weeks. And in which certain scientists or health institutions visibly eager to put themselves forward take part, announcing very preliminary and not […]

Institute for cognitive systems wants to combine AI and security

Munich When it comes to artificial intelligence (Mario), Mario Trapp has a principle: “The machines have to adapt, not the people.” Otherwise, the robot would become a risk to people.The computer science professor is working on a low-risk digital infrastructure in a special Munich institute of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft – staged by the Free State of […]

Richard Mervyn Hare, ethics at heart

Said law or guillotine de Hume does not cut heads: only undue conclusions or inferences. Those who move from “what is” to “what must be”, from what describes a fact (Paul is a doctor) in what is an imperative or a prescription (Anna must close the window). This “cut” is not so simple. May Paul […]

Tocilizumab: the clinical trial of redacted, broken, but released AP-HP

A big slap. This is what has just received the researchers from the AP-HP in charge of conducting a clinical trial on Tocilizumab, a monoclonal antibody commonly used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. On April 27, in a press release, the AP-HP welcomed the fact that in view of the first conclusions of the […]

“In this context, any political decision is marked by uncertainty”

The cross : In a context of health crisis, how can the political balance between different dimensions a priori in competition, such as health, economic and social? Karine Lefeuvre: All the tensions you mention can be summed up in the essential balance between individual freedoms and the general interest. This is really what it is […]

Covid-19: a promising treatment for serious patients

First glimmer of hope on the Cov2 treatment front. While 2,000 patients infected with Cov2 are in France engaged in clinical trials to test the possible benefit of existing drugs or molecules, the Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP) has just made public, for “ethical reasons “, the preliminary but promising results of a study on […]

With border closures, failures in ABM in full light

Since March 17 and the decision of the European Union, borders have closed around the world. Among the unexpected consequences, thirty to forty French couples, who have had recourse to a surrogate mother in Ukraine, cannot go to this country to attend the birth of their child. → LIVE. Coronavirus: Deconfinement, StopCovid, Spain … mid-day […]