Place and Time: Abingdon, June 23, 2016 from 19:00 for 19:30
Barn Room, Crown and Thistle (18 Bridge St, Abingdon OX14 3HS)
TITLE: The Ethics of Human Therapeutic Cloning
Consequently, as well the promise of HTC for effective medical treatment there are serious ethical concerns: Is it right to create embryos for the purpose of harvesting stem cells and where does the doctor’s duty lie? How do we choose between alleviating suffering and avoiding ‘doing harm’ to a human embryo?
Aisha Malik, bioethics tutor at the Department of Continuing Education at the University of Oxford, will introduce the procedure and the issues it raises and will open up the discussion with the help of some case scenarios.