Bioethics is the study of the ethical, social, legal, philosophical and other related issues arising in healthcare, the biological sciences and from biotechnology.
Bioethics is important because biotechnology operates in an environment on which past experiences and current norms may be insuffient to guide our moral reasoning. The ever-expanding possible applications of modern biotechnology and the often uncertain consequences make it imperative to discuss the implications and issues arising from the science.
Visit the following links to learn more about bioethics, both in Australia and abroad.
Bioethics Institute (USA)