Embryonen und medizinischer Fortschritt
Interspezies-Embryonen. Die neue Sprache der Forschung und die Sprachlosigkeit der Moraltheologie?
Basic research in genetics is increasingly making use of hybrids. In order to avoid the problems entailed by research that destroys embryos and to secure future research opportunities with embryonic stem cells there is a special interest in so-called interspeciesembryos consisting of human DNA which is transferred into an animal ovum. Therapeutic use of stem cells derived from such embryos is unlikely because of the risks that stem from the small amount of animal material they contain. But it is their moral status which is of primary concern here. What is applicable: the notion the human dignity or preference utilitarianism? We need an understanding of human dignity which, beyond ascribing or not ascribing dignity to a living being, allows us to make advance moral judgements about human actions.Zum vollständigen Artikel | Artikel bestellen