bioethics bioethics  /ˌbaɪ oʊ ˈɛ θɪks/


  • (n) the branch of ethics that studies moral values in the biomedical sciences


  1. PTI poses the question to Josephine Johnston, associate for law and bioethics at the nonpartisan research institute, the Hastings Center.
  2. Tom Murray, head of the Hastings Center bioethics research institute, answers questions about the new cocaine vaccine.
  3. The unusual situation has prompted some experts in the bioethics and reproductive-technology fields to re-examine the need for more regulation of IVF treatments.



  1. Recent events such as the Englaro affair have posed new "questions of bioethics, questions concerning the relationship between faith and reason," said Roberto Alagna, a councillor for Rome's Lazio region.
    on Feb 18, 2009 By: Roberto Alagna Source: The Age

  2. Vatican City, Jan 31, 2008 / 10:57 am (CNA).- This morning, Pope Benedict XVI asked the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to focus on "the difficult and complex problems of bioethics."
    on Jan 31, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Catholic News Agency

  3. "There's already been widespread debate about the issues raised in the report so we will just let time take its course -- but the important thing is that the Bioethics Council has gone through a process to be able to present the issues and we will...
    on Jun 19, 2008 By: Nanaia Mahuta Source: Otago Daily Times

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