Bioethics

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Bioethics is the debate of the ethical issues surrounding modern biotechnologies, In an era where the rate of technological advancement is increasing more dramatically than ever, the introduction and application of new technologies – more often than not – comes hand in hand with the question just because we can do something, does it mean that we should? Bioethics helps us answer this question. I would like to explore the conversations that this question generates, investigating the ethical concerns surrounding emerging biotechnologies. Biotechnology can be defined as the manipulation of living organisms or their components’ (Merriam-Webster Dictionary), the term was coined in 1919 by Hungarian agricultural engineer Karoly Ereky to describe a technology based on converting raw materials into a more useful product, which he predicted could provide solutions to societal crises such as food and energy shortages. Biotechnologies have been met with resistance on various fronts, primarily…

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