from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The study of the ethical and moral implications of new biological discoveries and biomedical advances, as in the fields of genetic engineering and drug research.

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  • n. The branch of ethics that studies the implications of biological and biomedical advances.

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  • n. the branch of ethics that studies moral values in the biomedical sciences


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  • As if bioethics is a legitimate or recognized entity … … Please

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  • First, I do happen to have a significant interest in bioethics (and topics other than ID), but since I don't have the time to start up and maintain a Bioethics Blog, I file some of those postings in the only blog I do contribute to (not counting the book blog, that is).

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  • The discipline that considers the morality of applications of biotechnology and medicine to humanity is called bioethics.

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  • Has this novel changed any of your opinions about other conflicts in bioethics like stem cell research or genetically manipulated offspring?

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  • The basic idea is summarized in the essay, Two Aspects of Brain Dead Being, and the background is presented in an essay on the brain death debate in Japanese bioethics, Reconsidering Brain Death.


  • With a background in bioethics, Greely spearheaded the creation of a "Model Ethical Protocol" to govern the collection and use of DNA samples.

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  • Another is Cardinal Angelo Scola, the patriarch of Venice, a media-savvy intellectual who has written about bioethics, which is surely one of the immediate issues facing the next pope


  • But enhancement technologies are still not a big topic of debate in bioethics.

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  • Gutmann said Emanuel's appointment will make Penn "unrivaled in our scope and depth in bioethics, which is a priority of ours."


  • Nanji instead called for meetings on concrete subjects such as bioethics and poverty.

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