Bioethics Midterm practice

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Utilitarianism

For the greater social good. Not opposed to turning people into commodities.

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Kantian Ethics

The person is ends not a means, not allowed to use people to further ones own purposes.

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Libertarian

Believes that personal autonomy is the highest goal. To infringe on the rights of self-government is tantamount to murder.

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Organ Transplantation

The removing of organs from either a live or deceased donor and placing them into the body of a person whose organs have essentially failed.

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Allocation of Scarce Resources

The process by which scarce resources, i.e; organs, are allocated to the people. Many different methods, age, disease, why their organs failed, value to society and so on.

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Gene enhancement

A science of the future, once the sources of different traits are discovered, in theory parents would be able to select what sort of child they want their baby to be.

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Gene Therapy

The use of vectors, viral and non to administer corrective DNA to affected cells that suffer from a genetic disorder. Only feasible for single gene source diseases.

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Genetic modification

Same process as gene therapy, but used in plants and animals to create super foods and animals. Such as weedkiller resistant plants or pesticide type corn.

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Stem cell research

The using of the pluripotent cells of a blastocyst(round ball of cells, just before implantation in the uterine wall) results in destruction of the embryo.