A Personalist Ontological Approach to Synthetic Biology
Gómez‐Tatay, L., Hernández‐Andreu, J. M., & Aznar, J. (2016). A personalist ontological approach to synthetic biology. Bioethics, 30(6), 397-406.
Although synthetic biology is a promising discipline, it also raises serious ethical questions that must be addressed in order to prevent unwanted consequences and to ensure that its progress leads toward the good of all. Questions arise about the role of this discipline in a possible redefinition of the concept of life and its creation. With regard to the products of synthetic biology, the moral status that they should be given as well as the ethically correct way to behave towards them are not clear.