Cross-cultural Issues in Bioethics

Cross-cultural Issues in Bioethics

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Human cloning is a main focus of current bioethical discussion. Involving the self-understanding of the human species, it has become one of the most debated topics in biomedical ethics, not only on the national, but also on the international level.This book brings together articles by bioethicists from several countries who address questions of human cloning within the context of different cultural, religious and regional settings against the background of globalizing biotechnology. It explores on a cross-cultural level the problems and opportunities of global bioethics.In a February, 2004 statement, feminist Judy Norsigian expressed her concern that, a€œbecause embryo cloning is the gateway to genetic modifications that go far beyond medical treatment into the realm of designer babies, we need a muchanbsp;...

Title:Cross-cultural Issues in Bioethics
Author:Heiner Roetz
Publisher:Rodopi - 2006-01-01


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