This International Congress aims to analyze the main contemporary bioethical challenges in the light of Jérôme Lejeune’s thought and legacy, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of his dies natalis (1994-2024); highlighting the richness, depth, timeliness and fruitfulness of his thought; and enlighten today’s bioethical challenges to know how to preserve the dignity of the person in all circumstances.

In addition, we want to reflect from an interdisciplinary perspective, scientifically, ethically and rationally grounded, on the main current challenges on Genetics, Biotechnology and Neuroscience, applied to human life and health: genetic editing of human embryos for therapeutic or enhancement purposes; prenatal diagnosis, assisted reproduction techniques, surrogacy and artificial wombs; the “three-parent embryo” and the challenges of synthetic biology; euthanasia and neonatal palliative care; gender dysphoria and hormone treatment of minors.

Finally, we would like to enrich the scientific debate from a human nature and natural law based approach.

International Congress on Bioethics Jérôme Lejeune (