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The Difference Between Ethics and Bioethics

Need help in identifying the differences between ethics and bioethics and how ethics and feelings differ.

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Bioethics is defined as the "philosophical study of the ethical controversies brought by advances of biology and medicine." It deals with the questions of what is an ethical approach to experiemental biological study and it considers the tools available for investigating biological systems. Ethics refers to the concept of what is right and wrong or moral or immoral. Individuals who practice ethical behavior behave in ways that are considered morally acceptable and proper.

Bioethics is a new branch for ethical consideration given the availability of tools that can alter the chemical nature of life as we know it. For example since it is possible to clone a human being. There are several ways that this can be done. Some ways include the implanting of nuclei from somantic cells into embryonic cells from which the haploid DNA has been removed. ...

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The following solution explains the differnce between ethics and bioethics. It also discusses the difference between ethics and feelings.

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