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Torof F. Changes in creation and germ cell engineering: ethical analysis. IJMEHM 2013; 5 (7) :30-39
URL: http://ijme.tums.ac.ir/article-1-83-en.html
Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, Allameh Tabatabaei University, Tehran, Iran. , fatemehtorof@gmail.com
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Human germ cell engineering is a modern technology researched with the aim of studying perennial hereditary mutations in herbaceous, animal and human generations. It has led to abundant arguments and discords among ethics and law experts. Possible changes in the human genome that are identified - according to deceleration of human genome and human rights - as the heritage of humanity and the fundamental unity of all members of the human family lead to questions about the relations between this technology and the normal process of creation. At first glance it seems that human germ cell engineering may lead to innovations in the ordinary institution of creation and the old customs of reproduction. Pursuing the contrasting viewpoints on human germ cell engineering, we can observe an essential and material concern about "changing God's creation" or "interference in the will of God"."Changing God's creation" is a current term in Islamic juridical and moral literature. It performs the main role in the legal destiny of genetically engineered creations so the assertion of this phrase about a being can lead to its natural prohibition. The majority of Moslem interpreters maintain that creation bears upon man's Godly disposition, which is unchangeable. In this research, adopting a dominant approach, the author thinks that the process of human germ cell engineering is not exclusively a sample for the term "changing God's creation". In this article we will try to analyze the potentials of the subject of change in genetic engineering of the human germ cell while taking into consideration the holy religion of Islam.

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Accepted: 2013/06/18 | Published: 2013/10/28

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