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Welcome to Bioethics!

Bioethics is concerned with ethical questions that arise in medicine and life sciences with regard to how to deal with living things, in particular humans. The topics that it covers range from the moral status of unborn human beings to how to handle genetic data or distributive justice in healthcare.

The Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt is one of only a small number of universities in the German-speaking world that has a professorship that is devoted specifically to the topic of bioethics. The Professor of Bioethics and his team take an interdisciplinary approach to integrative bioethics, drawing on elements of theoretical ethics, metaethics, and legal, social, and political philosophy to investigate concrete issues in the field of bioethics.