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PGD på vinst och förlust. Etik och värden i den svenska politiska debatten kring preimplantatorisk genetisk diagnostik.

Elisson, Hjalmar LU (2010) STVK01 20101
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a relatively new technique which allows for
parents to choose an embryo for implantation based on genetic information obtained
from different embryos. The technique has potenatial beneficial effects such as the
elimination and treatment of genetic disorders, but is also highly controversial due to its
ethical and moral aspects, and the possible future scenarios of its uses. Critics argue that
basic human values are threatened through the implementation of PGD, while the
possible benefits motivate further research and use of the technique.
This paper analyses the Swedish political debate about PGD in roughly the past ten
years. The arguments for and against PGD are identified and analysed... (More)
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a relatively new technique which allows for
parents to choose an embryo for implantation based on genetic information obtained
from different embryos. The technique has potenatial beneficial effects such as the
elimination and treatment of genetic disorders, but is also highly controversial due to its
ethical and moral aspects, and the possible future scenarios of its uses. Critics argue that
basic human values are threatened through the implementation of PGD, while the
possible benefits motivate further research and use of the technique.
This paper analyses the Swedish political debate about PGD in roughly the past ten
years. The arguments for and against PGD are identified and analysed by refering to
theories concerning ethics and values. (Less)
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author
Elisson, Hjalmar LU
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organization
course
STVK01 20101
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Sverige, debatt, värden, etik, PGD
language
Swedish
id
1608272
date added to LUP
2010-06-29 13:23:00
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2010-06-29 13:23:00
@misc{1608272,
  abstract     = {Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a relatively new technique which allows for
parents to choose an embryo for implantation based on genetic information obtained
from different embryos. The technique has potenatial beneficial effects such as the
elimination and treatment of genetic disorders, but is also highly controversial due to its
ethical and moral aspects, and the possible future scenarios of its uses. Critics argue that
basic human values are threatened through the implementation of PGD, while the
possible benefits motivate further research and use of the technique.
This paper analyses the Swedish political debate about PGD in roughly the past ten
years. The arguments for and against PGD are identified and analysed by refering to
theories concerning ethics and values.},
  author       = {Elisson, Hjalmar},
  keyword      = {Sverige,debatt,värden,etik,PGD},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {PGD på vinst och förlust. Etik och värden i den svenska politiska debatten kring preimplantatorisk genetisk diagnostik.},
  year         = {2010},
}