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The ethical and moral aspects of genetics research

(Scopus)
Abstract
With the development of molecular biology, it has become necessary to analyze the
impact and incidence of genetic diagnosis in human health. Genetic engineering allows
the handling of biological information related specifically to each individual in order to
identify genetic abnormalities produced by diseases, as well as the predisposition to them.
Through detailed knowledge regarding genetic configuration of individuals, it is possible
to detect such human predispositions to diseases and the organic response to different
infectious agents, drugs, and chemical products. However, the results of these tests may
be handled inside and outside medical contexts and with different purposes; therefore, the
potential social control which could result from the manipulation of biological
information must be considered. Thus, it is important to define who should have access to
such information, taking into consideration the ethical aspects as well as the limitations of
genetical research.

The effect of moral values on the formation of the


character(Scopus)
Abstract
Human character is formed by both genetical features and effects of various factors
occuring during life time. Morality is one of the factors which have an effect on the
formation of the character. Therefore it is important to nurture individuals by providing
them with moral values from in fancy onwards, in terms of their bliss and the peace and
welfare of the society in which they live. It is not appropriate to assume that human being
which is the most perfect one in the world of creatures and equipped with superior
qualities is an absolute corporeal creature. It thus needs to be taken into consideration that
every human has an innerside, in otherwords, an 'ego' which is beyond the visibility as
well. This very psychic aspect of human gets affected by external factors and human then
reacts in a variety. Due to this fact, providing spiritual and moral values, and thus taking
precautions to relieve the innerside of human being seemsto be essential.

The physiology of moral maturity(Scopus)


Abstract
One way of looking at moral maturity is as the outcome of growth, which has its roots in
genetical sources–that is to say in an inherited propensity for social behaviour–and the
existence within the brain of centres that have evolved to mediate such growth. A further,
and related, factor in this evolution was the emergence of language, which both extended
the range of perception and intensified the experiences of interpersonal life. In this paper,
the evidence for an evolutionary approach to human morality is set out, and some
conclusions drawn about how social/moral potentialities may best be nourished through
brain development between birth and maturity, supplemented by the process of education.
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Are moral judgements adaptations? Three reasons why it is


so difficult to tell (Clarivate Analytics)
Abstract
An increasing number of scholars argue that moral judgements are adaptations, i.e. that
they have been shaped by natural selection. Is this hypothesis true? In this paper I shall
not attempt to answer this important question. Rather, I pursue the more modest aim of
pointing out three difficulties that anybody who sets out to determine the adaptedness of
moral judgments should be aware of (though some so far have not been aware of). First,
the hypothesis that moral judgements are adaptations has been advocated in various
different specificities and scopes, and on various different levels. Second, the three kinds
of evidence that have most often been appealed to by discussants of this hypothesis
require additional arguments. And third, there is significant reasonable disagreement
about what moral judgements essentially are.

Moral Reputation: An Evolutionary and Cognitive


Perspective(Clarivate Analytics)

Abstract
From an evolutionary point of view, the function of moral behaviour may be to secure a
good reputation as a co-operator. The best way to do so may be to obey genuine moral
motivations. Still, one's moral reputation maybe something too important to be entrusted
just to one's moral sense. A robust concern for one's reputation is likely to have evolved
too. Here we explore some of the complex relationships between morality and reputation
both from an evolutionary and a cognitive point of view.