Ethics in Biology

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Ethics in Biology

Post by biostudent1 » Sun Sep 11, 2005 1:45 am

We have all heard about the more "popular" ethic issues in biology such as stem cell research, human cloning and nuclear research but how about issues that have not been brought up yet? What are some other ethic issues that you think the public should be more concerned about? Personally (this thought came from an episode of CSI) I think the issue of giving birth to a child to "harvest" organs, bone marrow, etc. to save another child is quite worth debating.

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Post by mith » Sun Sep 11, 2005 3:14 am

I think that's the crux of the stem cell debate.

If you extend biology to environmental issues, I think you'll find more debates.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
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Post by ankitshah64 » Sun Sep 11, 2005 3:12 pm

Research on biological weapons can be an issue of debate. Moreover, the issue that put human's existence in trouble will be prohibited. Having said that, research in those areas like cloning and stem cells may alter human's basic structure. For instance, GMO foods are still prohibited in several countries.

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