Bioethics Briefing No 1:Ethics and Bioethics in Education

This resource comprises a series of briefings and is part of the Bioethics Bytes website. This is the first in the series of briefings and was written by Chris Willmott (University of Leicester).


The origin and use of stem cells

This briefing discusses how bioetics issues affect us all and how we hear about issues which fall into this category on a daily basis. News items about cloned embryos, GM crops, fears about the use of stem cells for research and even issues about having the right to chose to die are all subjects which people have their own opinions on.

This first Briefing is primarily aimed at educators in science and explains some of the issues surrounding teaching bioethics, however, the topics and subjects covered are also very relevant for anyone interested in ethical issues and science.

Each topic is available as a PDF file which can be downloaded. The PDF files contain background information, case studies, a list of resources and links to further information.

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