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Bioethics: The Ethical Questions of Biology and Medicine

Gene therapy using an adenovirus vector

Bioethics is a relatively new field of scientific study. Bioethics deals with the relationship of biology and medicine, and the ethical dilemmas that scientist’s face. There are many areas of science where scientists are faced with these difficult ethical questions.

Bioethicists are concerned about ethical topics such as euthanasia, genetics, abortion, organ donation, stem cell research and a variety of other topics. Each of these topics has been known to spark debate among the population, and people feel strongly on both sides of the debate. These debates have been in the news recently and continue to be hotly contested topics. To learn more about the subject of bioethics and many of the controversial topics, please feel free to view the following resources:

Death and Dying

Genetics

Mental Health

Organ Donation

Animal Testing

Other Bioethical Resources