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The Definition and Ethical Issues of Part-Human Animals

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1이화여자대학교

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ABSTRACT

Recent advances in the development of biotechnology have led to the creation of a variety of organisms, named part-human animals, with both human and animal components. Scientists have created part-human animals that have both human cells and animal cells in their body. I want to avoid the term 'chimera' and 'hybrid' because of using both creation methods of chimeras and hybrids in making part-human animals. The part-human animals might hold enormous potential for clinical application as well as basic research into human physiology. Despite its potential, however, the progression of part-human animal research has given rise to many ethical concerns. The arguments against the creation of part-human animals are related to the concerns about human dignity and moral confusion and also the crossing and violating of the “species boundary” are morally repugnant and wrong. For these reason, we found that the public's negative attitudes toward making part-human animals, We should know that part-human animals research is required the deeply consideration.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.