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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

Barack’s Enforcer Martin Sieff November 5, 2008

(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
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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