Negotiating Bioethics: The Governance of UNESCO’s Bioethics Programme (Genetics and Society) by Adèle Langlois
English | Aug. 5, 2013 | ISBN: 0415815258 | ASIN: 0415533465 | 212 Pages | PDF | 1 MB
The sequencing of the entire human genome has opened up unprecedented possibilities for healthcare, but also ethical and social dilemmas about how these can be achieved, particularly in developing countries. UNESCO’s Bioethics Programme was established to address such issues in 1993. Since then, it has adopted three declarations on human genetics and bioethics (1997, 2003 and 2005), set up numerous training programmes around the world and debated the need for an international convention on human reproductive cloning.