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bioethics

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S: UNESCO - http://www.unesco.org/new/en/social-and-human-sciences/themes/bioethics/(external link) (last access: 1 September 2014); http://www.bioethics.net/articles/ethics-in-humanitarian-aid-work-learning-from-the-narratives-of-humanitarian-health-workers/(external link) (last access: 18 June 2016).

N: 1. also bio-ethics, coined 1970 by U.S. biochemist Van Rensselaer Potter II (1911-2001), who defined it as "Biology combined with diverse humanistic knowledge forging a science that sets a system of medical and environmental priorities for acceptable survival." From bio- + ethics.
2. bioethics, branch of applied ethics that studies the philosophical, social, and legal issues arising in medicine and the life sciences. It is chiefly concerned with human life and well-being, though it sometimes also treats ethical questions relating to the nonhuman biological environment.
3. Cultural Interrelation: Bioethics at the Movies (2009) by Sandra Shapshay.

S: 1. OED - http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=bioethics&searchmode=none(external link) (last access: 2 September 2014). 2. EncBrit - http://global.britannica.com/topic/bioethics(external link) (last access: 19 June 2015). 3. https://www.amazon.com/Bioethics-at-Movies-Sandra-Shapshay/dp/0801890780(external link) (last access: 18 June 2016).

GV: bio-ethics

S: OED - http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=bioethics&searchmode=none(external link) (last access: 2 September 2014)

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