A Response to “Emerging Human Embryo Research Technologies, the 14-day Rule, and the Special Status of the Embryo”
LANGUAGE NOTE | Document text in Chinese; abstract also in English.
This paper responds to “Emerging Human Embryo Research Technologies, the 14-Day Rule, and the Special Status of the Embryo” by analyzing the moral status of the embryo. We hold that the embryo has a limited moral status that is influenced by local ethical and cultural factors. The moral status of the embryo can be evaluated according to its potential value to and relationship with society within the specific ethical and cultural context. On whether the embryo should be used in research, we recommend that researchers follow the principle of permission, i.e., seek consent from the agents who best represent the interests of the embryo (usually the parents).
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