Bioethics Midterm practice
For the greater social good. Not opposed to turning people into commodities.
The person is ends not a means, not allowed to use people to further ones own purposes.
Believes that personal autonomy is the highest goal. To infringe on the rights of self-government is tantamount to murder.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.