45 Medical, Ethical and Legal Aspects of Somatic Gene Therapy * S.F. WINTER & H.-D. ROGER Federal Ministry of Health, Am Propsthof 78A, 53108 Bonn, Germany April 11, 1995 Abstract. Somatic gene therapy is one of the most fascinating and important medical develop- ments as well as a field bearing unknown risks in human medicine of the nineties. This article tries to give a short survey on the medical applications of this new technique on the one hand and reflects possible ethical and legal implications on the other hand. We conclude that only an international agreement on risk assessment and ethical principles will lead to a adequate approach to somatic gene therapy. Key words: somatic gene therapy, medical development, ethics, legal aspects 1. Introduction Somatic gene therapy is a controversial subject. A whole variety of reasons account for this observation: between dogmatic and fundamentalistic objec- tion against any new technology on the one hand and unlimited faith in the potentials of scientific developments on the other hand almost any argument can be found. Both extreme positions - radical objection or unlimited faith in science - are associated with misjudgements. The opposing position neglects in a more or less
European Journal of Health Law – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1995
Keywords: somatic gene therapy; medical development; legal aspects; ethics
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