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Imagining Argentina: From the Moral to the Legal in Cloning and Stem Cell Research Governance in Argentina

Given its intimate relationship to the human body, genomic innovation implicates diverse ethical issues, and this is particularly so with respect to human stem cell research, which relies on material harvested from the body. This paper outlines the domestic and international social setting within which stem cell research and cloning debates are held, explores the contested ethical positions articulated in response to stem cell research and cloning, then considers whether and how the moral values underlying those positions are dealt with in Argentina's governance of this science. Ultimately, these values are not well embodied in the very limited and minimalist Argentine regulation which exists.

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