Ethical and juridical implications relating to biotechnology with eugenics purposes


  • Aitziber Emaldi Cirión Universidad de Deusto


New biotechnological advances associeted with reproduction raise bioethical and legal issues. Indeed, as reproductive choices proliferate, ethical conflicts favoring eugenics: embryo selection with terapheutic purposes, sex selection of the person to be born, embryo selection as a therapy for third people and so on arise. In this article, both bioethical and legal issues regarding bioetechonology associated with reproduction will be analysed.


eugenics, preimplantational, genetic diagnostic, assisted reproductive techniques, legislation