Advances in Medical Ethics

Advances in Medical Ethics
Open Access

ISSN: 2385-5495

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Biotechnologies and moral problem

Christina Jivkova

The new biological technologies give possibilities to traditional medicine to receive more information of the human body and to treat the patients in new ways and more successfully. They are: “Assisted reproduction (in-vitro fertilization)”, “Genetic investigations and gene therapy”. Genetic engineering” “Stem cells”, “Cloning”. The Cloning was a non-sexual reproduction that created a genetically true copy of the biological subject. In the time of Cloning, the investigators found the stem cells. Now their attention is over the stem cells and their possibilities to "repair" the ill organs in the human body. Stem cells are undifferentiated cells found in the embryos of animals and humans. The scientist uses them to treat different diseases, but this raises many ethical questions. The ethical questions are in connection with the type of stem cells they use