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Understanding Biotechnology by David E. Bowen, Fabrício R. Santos, Aluízio Borém

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Chapter 14. Bioethics

Bioethics
  • Ethics and Genetic Engineering

  • Genetic Privacy

  • Patent of Genes

  • Human “Races”

  • Trading Human Life

  • Human Cloning

  • Stem Cells

  • Eugenics

  • Biotechnology and Christian Faith

  • Case Studies

  • Final Considerations

Ethics, in general, deals with matters related to moral concepts and behavior patterns that are socially or morally sound and acceptable. Concepts of ethics differ from country to country according to culture and traditions. They also change with time, due to shifting perceptions of values, which are deeply affected by scientific and technological progress, as well as the media and other forms of popular information. Bioethics seeks to study ...

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