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Biological ethics

a set of test tubes with a scientist

New developments in technology not only raise new problems for consideration, they also raise new questions about old problems, such as questions concerning the definition of life itsself, its commencement and termination.

Scientific developments involving the use of gametes and embryos in research further our understanding of various disease states as well as our understanding of normal growth and development. New Zealand researchers would like the opportunity to contribute to this work. However, the use of gametes and embryos for research raises ethical, spiritual and cultural issues.

Biological Ethics Talk Sheets