Stem Cell Research and Bioethical Issues: A Buddhist Perception

Arvind Kumar Singh

Abstract


As Buddhism continues to spread in the West, its views on contemporary issues are increasingly being sought. Both its own followers and outsiders are curious about how this ancient Asian tradition will respond to the moral dilemmas confronting the modern world. Buddhist bio-ethics as a field of academic study in the West is not new, but in recent years has experienced a considerable expansion in Asian countries as well. The schools of Buddhism have rich traditions of thought on bio-ethics. Researcher of Buddhist ethics face today is to generate a response to this new problem that is consistent with the spirit of Buddhist values and in harmony with its extensive scriptural tradition.

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