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Atenea (Concepción)

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LOLAS STEPKE, Fernando. Biotechnologies and ethics: With special reference to genetic engineering. Atenea (Concepc.) [online]. 2010, n.502, pp. 13-24. ISSN 0718-0462.

This paper examines ethical consequences and value assumptions of life technologies, particularly those that manipulate life, studying the power of sovereignty and the disci-plinary power that they evoke and convene. Notions related to technological innovation and its stages are developed in relation to their disciplinary status before and during their transit to social products. Questions related to the distinction between invention and innovation, relativized by genetic technologies, are posed, along with those related to the balance between humanity and technological progress which should be present in bioethical debates.

Palabras clave : Biotechnology; bioethics; technological innovation.

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