From Mendel Peas to Bioinformatics: And The Ethical Principles?
The fusion of biological sciences with computer science has given rise to bioinformatics. As it is an area that deals directly with life, where computers perform a central role, ethical issues become even more complex. In this sense, this work begins by tracing a parallel between the evolution of genetics with that of computers and, then, an essay is proposed, inviting reflection on how responsible actions by professionals in the field can help them conduct their work on an ethical basis.
Keywords – Applied Ethics, Bioinformatics, Computer Ethics, Ethics, ICT.