Instrumentalization as an ethically relevant criterion

A bioethical analysis and evaluation of SCNT cloning in nonhuman mammalians

Doctoral project of Samuel Camenzind

The project is aimed at an analysis and an evaluation of Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer Cloning (SCNT cloning) with adult cells in nonhuman mammalians. The focus of the evaluation is on the development of an instrumentalization criterion which can be used to distinguish different forms of instrumentalization on the one hand and to compare SCNT cloning with other reproduction technologies on the other hand.

By developing an instrumentalization criterion, the project will contribute to the investigation of ethically relevant criteria within animal ethics and bioethics. It also aims at providing orientation in the ethical evaluation of animal cloning and at defining the relation between SCNT cloning and other reproduction technologies concerning instrumentalization.


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