Discussing HUGO: The German Debate on the Ethical Implications of the Human Genome Project
Ach, Johann S.
Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. 1998 Jun; 23(3): 324-333.
The current German criticism of HUGO centers around the term 'human dignity'; consenquentialist and autonomy-based arguments are used. The debate culminates in questioning the integrity of bioethics as a scholarly discipline and has created a heterogeneous coalition of disparate political and social groups that oppose any research that would facilitate genetic pre-selection of human characteristics.
Attitudes; Autonomy; Bioethics; Costs and Benefits; Ethicists; Eugenics; Genetic Identity; Genetic Intervention; Genetic Research; Genome; Genome Mapping; Human Characteristics; Human Dignity; Human Genome; Human Genome Project; Informal Social Control; Morality; Research; Resource Allocation; Social Control; Social Impact; Technical Expertise; Wedge Argument;
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