Ethical Perspectives in Biogerontology

Chapter
Part of the Ethics and Health Policy book series (EHP, volume 1)

Abstract

From the perspective of scientists involved in biogerontology, the branch of science focused on the biology of aging, ethical themes can be classified as either belonging to an ‘inner sphere’ where the conduct of the aging research itself is under ethical scrutiny; or, secondly, an ‘outer sphere’ where questions are raised about the philosophical and social implications of ‘curing aging’.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NorthEast England Stem Cell InstituteNE1 4EPUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Integrative Genomics of Ageing Group, Institute of Integrative Biology, Biosciences BuildingUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUnited Kingdom

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