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Definition of "bioethics" []

  • The study of the ethical and moral implications of new biological discoveries and biomedical advances, as in the fields of genetic engineering and drug research. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bioethics" in a sentence
  • "As if bioethics is a legitimate or recognized entity … … Please"
  • "First, I do happen to have a significant interest in bioethics (and topics other than ID), but since I don't have the time to start up and maintain a Bioethics Blog, I file some of those postings in the only blog I do contribute to (not counting the book blog, that is)."
  • "The discipline that considers the morality of applications of biotechnology and medicine to humanity is called bioethics."