The development of modern life sciences poses significant political, ethical and legal challenges to every pluralistic society. Human life, which is relatively available within its frontiers, birth, illness, and death, seemed unthinkable in former times, is viewed and experienced as sophisticated amid the advancement of life sciences and technology.
This book reflects today’s new frontiers in medicine and their corresponding discussions concretely on moral issues in medical care and treatment. In a practice-oriented application, current ethical challenges are discussed relating to the biomedical research methods and treatment with a particular reference to research on human beings and reproductive medicine. This book provides both substantive direction to humankind going in a moral wilderness surrounded by biomedical advancements as well as support to the traditions of medicine and its criterion for a responsible, ethical assessment of the biomedical progress towards ethics of life with a unique character of the biblical image of man. This book, therefore, marks a feature of the specific implication of the Christian values in the field of biomedical research to administer in this sector of biomedicine for the good of every human being.