Bioethics



a field of study concerned with the ethics and philosophical implications of certain biological and medical procedures, technologies, and treatments, as organ transplants, genetic engineering, and care of the terminally ill.
Contemporary Examples

The $330,000 Fake Burger Nico Hines August 4, 2013
Why We Shouldn’t Freak Out Over Three-Person IVF Emily Shire February 27, 2014

noun
(functioning as sing) the study of ethical problems arising from biological research and its applications in such fields as organ transplantation, genetic engineering, or artificial insemination
n.
bioethics
(bī’ō-ěth’ĭks)
The study of the ethical and moral implications of medical research and practice.

Note: With the advent of cloning and research on embryonic stem cells, bioethics has become an important branch of scientific inquiry.

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