Department of Philosophy

Prof. Dr. Frank Dietrich

Department of Philosophy

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

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Medical ethics - besides political philosophy and theories of justice - is a central research focus at the Chair of Practical Philosophy. Within this focus, ethical questions of genome editing, embryo protection, pre-implantation diagnostics, and organ transplantation including xenotransplantation are addressed. In addition, a special focus is placed on problems of scarcity and the influence of economic factors on medical decisions.

Tags:  Embryo Protection  Transplantation  Genome Editing  Reproductive Medicine  Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis  Animal Welfare  Bioethics  Human Dignity  Gerechtigkeit