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Artificial gametes, the unnatural and the artefactual
University of Oslo.
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
University of Helsinki.
2018 (English)In: Journal of Medical Ethics, ISSN 0306-6800, E-ISSN 1473-4257Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

In debates on the ethics of artificial gametes, concepts of naturalness have been used in a number of different ways. Some have argued that the unnaturalness of artificial gametes means that it is unacceptable to use them in fertility treatments. Others have suggested that artificial gametes are no less natural than many other tissues or processes in common medical use. We suggest that establishing the naturalness or unnaturalness of artificial gametes is unlikely to provide easy answers as to the acceptability of using them in fertility medicine. However, we also suggest that we should be cautious about repudiating any relationship between nature and moral evaluation. The property of being natural or man-made may not per se tell us anything about an entity’s moral status, but it has an important impact on the moral relationship between the creator and the created organism.

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2018.
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artificial gametes, naturalness, artefact
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Ethics Philosophy Medical Ethics
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Ethics; Medical Humanities
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-145512DOI: 10.1136/medethics-2017-104351OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-145512DiVA, id: diva2:1188692
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Swedish Research Council, 421-2013-1306Available from: 2018-03-08 Created: 2018-03-08 Last updated: 2018-06-09

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