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Title: Religious aspects of human genetic information
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: R. Kimura

Description: To obtain human genetic information with the intention of treating and curing severe genetic disease would be considered to be a positive personal decision of a moral agent in various religious contexts. According to some religious teachings human suffering should not be regarded merely as a negative element of life; however, the scientific achievement of obtaining genetic information should surely increase the possibility of hope for the eventual cure of genetically determined diseases. The elimination of human suffering and tragedy in severe genetically determined illness, on the criterion of the benefit of the patient, is permitted by various contemporary religious teachings, according to an analysis of publications by the World Council of Churches and the Vatican and sources from Jewish, Islamic and Buddhist teachings.

Publisher Place: Chichester
Publisher: Wiley
Normalized publisher place: New York, NY
Publisher country: United States
Published Date: 1990
Subject: Genetics
Human genome
Religion and medicine
Classification: Buddhism and Science -- Related Humanities -- Ethics -- Buddhist Ethics
Buddhism and Science -- Related Humanities -- Ethics -- Bioethics
Buddhism and Science -- Related Humanities -- Science and Religion
Cultural Coverage: Euro-American
Temporal coverage: 20th century CE
Language: English
Series 2 editor:
Source: Ciba Foundation symposium
Source Type: Journal
Source Volume: 149
Source Page Numbers: 148-55
Start Date: 1971
End Date: 1997
ISBN/ISSN: 0300-5208
Location and access number: 2335119

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Resource Type: Article
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Date Last Modified: 2006-05-15 16:48:48
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