Motivating Values and Regulatory Models for Emerging Technologies: Stem Cell Research Regulation in Argentina and the United Kingdom

Shawn Harmon

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Abstract

This chapter considers and compares the stem cell research (SCR) regulation of two different jurisdictions: Argentina, a southern developing country and technology importer with aspirations to become an SCR power, and the United Kingdom, a northern developed country and recognized SCR leader. In addition to exposing the content and characterizing the model of the regulation adopted in each jurisdiction, the chapter considers how (and whether) the values have manifested within the regulation, and how (and whether) the regulation enhances or realizes these values ‘on the ground’ (i.e., do they translate these moral values into binding action guiding-legal rules?). It is shown that the morality of SCR remains contested, and so long as this situation endures, the chance of formal legal harmonization of substantive practices remains remote.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLaw and Bioethics
Subtitle of host publicationCurrent Legal Issues
EditorsMichael Freeman
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages147-76
Number of pages30
Volume11
ISBN (Print)9780199545520
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • stem cell research
  • Argentina
  • United Kingdom
  • bioethics
  • regulation

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