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Hong Kong Baptist University

1999

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基因資訊--文化與後現代倫理觀, Shiu-Ching Wu Jan 1999

基因資訊--文化與後現代倫理觀, Shiu-Ching Wu

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

If machine engine is the emblem of the industrial age, computer for the advanced industrialization, it would be safer to say that genetic information revealed through decoding genome can be an emblem of the ongoing postmodern age. Leaving safety and availability issues aside, the rapid development of genetic technology, including artificial reproduction, genetic therapy, genetic engineering and cloning, opens many choices never thought before. Likewise, it also radically challenge our traditional way of handling with giving birth, enhancing health, curing disease and improving farming productivity. Many questions arise, such as, would it be moral to reproduce by way of 'unnatural ...


中國文化視野中遺傳知識的應用, Xin-He Hu Jan 1999

中國文化視野中遺傳知識的應用, Xin-He Hu

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

The solutions or resolutions of ethical issues in genetic screening and testing as well as in other fields are shaped by a framework of ethical principles. Now the three (or four) basic ethical principles, i.e. beneficence (or plus nonmaleficence), autonomy and justice which were developed in a medical context of Judeo-Christian culture have been widely accepted in the world as well as in some countries with non-Judeo-Christian culture. So it can be said that these principles form a common framework in the international community, and more or less became universal principles in the world. However, when applying these principles ...