Stem Cells, Biotechnology, and Human Rights : Implications for a Posthuman Future

TitleStem Cells, Biotechnology, and Human Rights : Implications for a Posthuman Future
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsLauritzen, P
JournalHastings Center Report
Volume35
Issue2
Pagination25-33
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number00930334
Accession Number16835958
KeywordsBIOETHICS , Genetic , LIFE , MEDICINE , SCIENCE , STEM
AbstractArgues that if stem cell interventions materialize along the lines described by their more avid proponents, it might upend our current ethical commitments, or at least undercut our commitment to them, in part because they might incline us to regard nature, including human nature, as having the status of mere artifact. Gist of the testimony of Francis Collins before the Presidential Council on Bioethics in December 2002; Concerns posed by stem cell research and related biotechnological interventions; Examples of the challenge posed by stem cell research to the natural trajectory to human life.
NotesLauritzen, Paul; Source Info: Mar/Apr2005, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p25; Subject Term: STEM cells; Subject Term: MEDICINE -- Research; Subject Term: SCIENCE -- Moral & ethical aspects; Subject Term: BIOETHICS; Subject Term: GENETIC engineering; Subject Term: LIFE sciences; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541712 Reseach and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology); Number of Pages: 9p; Document Type: Article
DOI10.1353/hcr.2005.0026
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