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FROM SCIENCE TO BIOETHICS AND BIOLAW
FROM SCIENCE TO BIOETHICS AND BIOLAW

Author(s): Andrei SCRIPCARU, Călin Scripcaru, Cristina Furnica
Subject(s): Essay|Book Review |Scientific Life
Published by: Editura Lumen, Asociatia Lumen
Keywords: biomedical sciences; law; technical-scientific control;

Summary/Abstract: Referring to the multiple bioethics-related declarations and resolutions grounding the legislation in various states, the authors emphasize the need to improve current legislation and to train new judicial specialists, based on bioethics projects in the field of assisted medical reproduction, transsexualism, genetic print, screening etc. The connection between the biomedical science (bioethics) and law constitutes one of the essential prerogatives of the law, namely the social and human orientation of any scientific discovery. The author points out that modern technologies may easily result into an inhuman outcome, in the absence of human respect imposed by law specifications. Thus, bioethics and law will monitor the risks involved by the extent of scientific conquests. Biolaw becomes a reference value conducting the use of medical biotechnologies and will therefore control technical-scientific means, as the right to life and psycho-physical integrity becomes "the law of the laws".

  • Issue Year: 1/2014
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 87-95
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English