Section 10-22 - Reading Response 8 Bio&Soc205 Section...

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Bio&Soc205 Reading Response 8 Section 11 Though this weeks articles deal with two different issues within bioethics, namely: human experimentation and stem cell research, both can be tied into an overall theme of global research and questions of the value of life. Petryna discusses the globalization of healthcare. Throughout her paper she supports a need for an international standard of human experimentation. She references efforts such as the Helsinki Declaration but adds that loopholes have allowed placebo studies to be performed in economically decrepit countries. Nundy and Gulhati present a more personal side of these practices, discussing their effects on the “genetically diverse” (1634) Indian population. Another prominent ethical case has been stem cell research. President Bush’s remarks reflect his highly religious beliefs. As he states, “extracting the stem cell destroys the embryo, and thus destroys its potential to life” (Bush 3). He believes that the acceptance of stem cell
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