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Bioethics

 

 

Location:

Hall B

 

Typical time required:

15 - 30 minutes

 

 

Society today faces numerous decisions regarding the progress of new technologies in life sciences. These new technologies and treatments have raised social, legal and ethical issues in our lives. For example, should we be informed if our food has been genetically modified? Or how would you feel if you knew that you were genetically designed by your parents?

With a small Introduction Area and a number of interactive exhibits within the 'Genome' and 'Living with Viruses' exhibitions, the Bioethics exhibition highlights the nature of a range of bioethical issues. Visitors are encouraged to explore the issues related to organ transplantation, genetic testing, stem cell therapy and cloning as they interact with the exhibits.

 

 

 

Introduction Area

This section of the exhibition introduces the nature of Bioethics through the interaction of various characters presented in three different scenarios, namely cases involving kidney transplantation, stem cell therapy and genetic testing. An interactive touch-screen station provides more information on the cases.

 

Thematic Exhibits on Bioethics

Location: Genome Exhibition

Within the Genome exhibition, issues pertaining to genetic testing, stem cells, cloning, and GMOs are raised for visitors to consider and discuss. Research on animal and human cloning is discussed through an animated conversation between Dolly, the cloned sheep and a 'visual clone' of the visitor. Visitors are also invited to share their opinion on cloning & stem cell research through an interactive survey station.

 

   

Location: Living with Viruses Exhibition

Bioethics related issues in this exhibition aim to inform visitors of the issues relating to social responsibility, with regards to priority treatment and infection control during a disease outbreak. Visitors are invited to share their opinion on research ethics through an interactive survey station. This exhibition also presents a comparison of research ethics from the past and the present.

 

 

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