2003 News Story

Saudi Arabia participates in Islamic bioethic committee

Scientists and religious scholars from Saudi Arabia are participating in a newly-formed International Committee on Bioethics, together with representatives from Turkey, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Tunisia, Pakistan, Japan and the United States. The Committee, sponsored by the Organization of the Islamic Conference, will address, from an Islamic perspective, the ethical side of issues thrown up by advances in genetic engineering, such as human cloning, surrogate motherhood, gender selection, gene therapy, prenatal diagnosis, abortion, and artificial insemination.