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Hong Kong Baptist University

1999

遺傳學

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人類遺傳學家的社會責任, Huan-Ming Yang Jan 1999

人類遺傳學家的社會責任, Huan-Ming Yang

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

The advances of the world-wide Human Genome Project and other research in this field have led to the explosion of knowledge about our genes which are so widely and deeply involved in our lives. The knowledge and related technologies have already made a great impact on the whole society.

Science is only good when it is applied to the society in a proper way. Science has proved itself a double-edged sword. The sword is in the hands of the scientists who should be closely observed by the public. As human geneticists, we should be the best to know that genes ...


科學與政治:遺傳學歷史上的辛酸教訓, Ren-Zong Qiu Jan 1999

科學與政治:遺傳學歷史上的辛酸教訓, Ren-Zong Qiu

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

What happened in Nazi Germany or Nazi Genetics and eugenics left us a grave lesson we should never forget. We must keep in our mind that everybody is ethically and legally equal regardless of race, healthy or ill, smart or retarded, and enjoy equal rights including life, Health, marriage and reproduction. Calling retarded "inferior" is a discriminatory action. Science, medicine and genetics aim at "better life for all", should not do harm to anybody who comes to seek help. Technologically possible does not amount to ethically obligatory. Technological imperative is untenable and harmful. State intervention in to private affairs such ...