Recently, the research in embryonic stem cell which has been suggested as a new treatment for some
incurable diseases leads to fast development in biological science. In Korea, biological science has been a
special attention. People who don't have any professional knowledge know the scientific term, “stem cell”. It
is clear that life science is one of the major disciplines in the future. However, there are controversies on
ethical aspects of life science.
Hence, we would like to raise major issues in the field of recent biological science. We would suggest
different aspects about the time point life starts. We also consider the induction of superovulation and its
side effects because human egg is the key of biological science and superovulation is the way of gathering
ova. Genetic engineering is associated with genetic testing and designer baby. Chimera for organ
transplantation, animal experiments, and genetically modified organisms are urgent problems life science
face. We would introduce regulations for clinical trials and research honesty, moral character which should
be built inside the scientists' mind.
The major purposes of biological science are promotion of human health. The study of biological science
would contribute to human welfare; however, ethical problems are not to be avoided. The tendency of the
world science is toward life science. Searching for the appropriate answers to growth power of 21 century
i.e. contribution to the human health promotion, and misuse of personal genetic information, eugenic
modification to embryos is really important. It is the matter of the highest priority that we should try to find
solutions through discussions, which would lead us to the ethical points.