Volume 11, Issue 43 (Winter 2018)                   Iran J Med Law 2018, 11(43): 7-21 | Back to browse issues page

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Rahmani Manshadi H, Jafari Nadoushan A A. Juridical-Legal Basics of Gene Therapy Legitimacy in Monotheistic Religions. Iran J Med Law. 2018; 11 (43) :7-21
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1- Assistant Professor of Political Science and Law at Yazd University, Yazd, Iran
2- Assistant Professor of Political Science and Law at Yazd University, Yazd, Iran. (Corresponding author)
Abstract:  
Religious scholars were among the first to address the challenges of genetic science. In this regard, religious institutions from the beginning has debate on moral and religious challenges of gene therapy. Because public acceptance towards gene therapy is largely rooted in religious beliefs, Religious doctrine undoubtedly play a key role in shaping public attitudes and policy about gene therapy. In examining the Perspective of three religions about gene therapy, it is obvious that the largest religious opposition to gene therapy exists among Christians. In contrast, most religious support of gene therapy among monotheistic religions belong to Islam. The majority of Shiite and Sunni scholars believe that the use of gene therapy for treating incurable diseases is legitimateIn addition the majority of Muslims believe that Genetic manipulation is absolutely is legitimate even for non-medical purposes. Because in Islamic law, the legitimacy basis of genetic engineering covers all manner of genetic modification.

Please cite this article as: Rahmani Manshadi H, Jafari Nadoushan AA. Juridical-Legal Basics of Gene Therapy Legitimacy in Monotheistic Religions. Iran J Med Law 2018; 11(43): 7-21.
 
Type of Study: Original Article |
Received: 2017/04/13 | Accepted: 2017/11/1

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