Translational research—the need of a new bioethics approach

Sorin Hostiuc, Alin Moldoveanu, Maria-Iuliana Dascălu, Runar Unnthorsson, Ómar I. Jóhannesson, Ioan Marcus

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Translational research tries to apply findings from basic science to enhance human health and well-being. Many phases of the translational research may include non-medical tasks (information technology, engineering, nanotechnology, biochemistry, animal research, economy, sociology, psychology, politics, and so on). Using common bioethics principles to these areas might sometimes be not feasible, or even impossible. However, the whole process must respect some fundamental, moral principles. The purpose of this paper is to argument the need for a different approach to the morality in translational bioethics, and to suggest some directions that might be followed when constructing such a bioethics. We will show that a new approach is needed and present a few ethical issues that are specific to the translational research.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Translational Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2016

Other keywords

  • Translational bioethics
  • Phase analysis
  • Data transfer
  • Lífsiðfræði
  • Gagnaflutningar
  • Heilbrigðisvísindi


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