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bioethics

noun [U] uk   /ˈbaɪ.əʊˌeθ.ɪks/ us    /-oʊ-/
the study of what is right and wrong in new discoveries and techniques in biology, such as genetic engineering and the transplantation of organs: The uproar led to the establishment of bioethics committees to oversee research.
Translations of “bioethics”
in Chinese (Traditional) 生物倫理學…
in Chinese (Simplified) 生物伦理学…
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