Human–Nonhuman Chimeras: Enhancement or Creation?

American Journal of Bioethics 14 (2):26-27 (2014)

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Duncan Purves
University of Florida
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I respond to Monika Piotrowska's argument against anthropocentric theories of moral status that they yield disparate moral verdicts about parallel cases of embryonic stem cell transplantation. I argue that anthropocentric theories of moral status may not fall prey to this problem because embryonic stem cell transplantation may constitute creation rather than mere enhancement.
Keywords Enhancement  Stem cells  Moral status  Non-human animals
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DOI 10.1080/15265161.2013.868952
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