GC: n

S: UNESCO – (last access: 1 September 2014); (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 – (last access: 2 September 2014). 2. EncBrit – (last access: 19 June 2015). 3. (last access: 18 June 2016).

GV: bio-ethics

S: OED – (last access: 2 September 2014)


CR: abortion