Volume 6, Number 2 (5-2013)                   ijme 2013, 6(2): 17-30 | Back to browse issues page


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Torof F. Ethical and legal nature of the human embryo regarding human germ line gene engineering. ijme. 2013; 6 (2) :17-30
URL: http://ijme.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5012-en.html

MS, Faculty of Law & Political Sciences , Allameh Tabatabaei University, Tehran, Iran , fatemehtorof@gmail.com
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 Practically, scientific foundations illustrate that the embryo plays a main role in the related technical scenarios. Considering this fact, if technical researches orientated to human subjects, essential legal and juridical arguments will be generated. This article aims to offer a new analysis about moral and juridical nature of human embryo and the associated parental relationships. Adopting this idea that the embryo before 4th month has no human dignity, the author attempted to present a parental relationship based on ownership and material value. Although the author believes that this idea is built on the legal foundations, it primarily seems that the adopted idea will be faced to moral challenges. From the stand point of this article the concept of the material value of the embryo absolutely refers to an intrinsic value and it doesn’t necessarily relate to financial treats. On the other hand, according to the main pure content of the Islamic juridical rule of Taslit, it illustrates that the right of ownership has been limited by different restrictions .

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Type of Study: review | Subject: Bioethics
Received: 2013/06/9 | Accepted: 2013/07/6 | Published: 2013/07/6

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