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ERIC Number: EJ911352
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0270-4676
Biotechnologies and Human Dignity
Sweet, William; Masciulli, Joseph
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, v31 n1 p6-16 Feb 2011
In this article, the authors review some contemporary cases where biotechnologies have been employed, where they have had global implications, and where there has been considerable debate. The authors argue that the concept of dignity, which lies at the center of such documents as the 2005 Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, the International Declaration on Human Genetic Data (2003) and the Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights (1997) is useful, if not necessary, in engaging in decision making in relation to the moral evaluation of biotechnologies on a global scale. (Contains 20 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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