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|Name: Prof Xiaoping Chen|
|Institution: Institute of Philosophy, School of public Administration, South China Normal Uni|
|Title: The Right of Uniqueness：A Kind of Right Needed in Bioethics|
|Abstract: The human genome project and cloning technology will intervene in human beings in the respects of gene, gestation and process of birth. The reason of the negation of active intervention mainly lies in the consideration of human rights, which include genetic discrimination, privacy, free choice and so on. I hold that the first two problems are easier to settle, but the third problem is much harder to settle, because the term of “the right to free choice” does not stand valid with the premise that one’s birth in itself cannot be chosen freely. In my opinion, what the gene or cloning technology violates is people’s right to uniqueness. Everyone has the right to claim the uniqueness which cannot be determined by anyone, including his parents.|
|Keywords: Right of Uniqueness, Bioethics, cloning technology, gene|