Rational Critique of the Genome Editing Infants Event
Science Discovery
Volume 7, Issue 1, February 2019, Pages: 22-25
Received: Jan. 17, 2019; Published: Apr. 28, 2019
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Authors
Zhai Jiancai, Evaluation and Examination Center, Army Medical University, Chongqing, China
Mei Lin, Evaluation and Examination Center, Army Medical University, Chongqing, China
Song Tonglin, Evaluation and Examination Center, Army Medical University, Chongqing, China
Zhang Xiaolin, Evaluation and Examination Center, Army Medical University, Chongqing, China
Huang Jun, Evaluation and Examination Center, Army Medical University, Chongqing, China
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Abstract
Genome editing is a new technology in BME and will be widely used in medicine. The birth of genome-edited babies has resulted in serious adverse consequences, for disobeying the international consensus that gene-editing embryos should not be used for pregnancy purposes, disregarding the existing laws and ethical norms of our country, ignoring the scientific warning of dangers of the immature medical practice and betraying the medical spirit and professional integrity. The rational criticism of this incident makes all scientific and medical communities soberly realize that medicine is a weapon created by human civilization for the benefit, which has both material function and spiritual value. Any medical activity could not betray its spiritual value, that is, medical humanistic value. Medical laws and ethics can support and regulate medical activities, guiding to selectively perform the role of science and technology in medical practice, and enable medicine to completely serve the human rights and health protection, rather than to guide gaining benefits for small interest groups. The rational criticism of events must have critical rationality, especially the proper grasp and implementation of the moral norms towards the people concerned with events.
Keywords
Genome Editing, GE Infants Event, Rational Critique, Medical Ethics, Medical Humanism
To cite this article
Zhai Jiancai, Mei Lin, Song Tonglin, Zhang Xiaolin, Huang Jun, Rational Critique of the Genome Editing Infants Event, Science Discovery. Vol. 7, No. 1, 2019, pp. 22-25. doi: 10.11648/j.sd.20190701.16
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