The Linacre Quarterly: "Creating Catholic Regenerative Medicine Organizations in a Secular Biotechnology Field: A Physician-Scientist Experience"
November 28, 2019
An article written by Dr. Moy was published in The Linacre Quarterly, the official Journal of the Catholic Medical Association. The title of the article, "Creating Catholic Regenerative Medicine Organizations in a Secular Biotechnology Field: A Physician-Scientist Experience" was published on November 28, 2019, https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0024363919890941. (Copyright 2019 by The Linacre Quarterly). The article addresses the challenges and offers solutions for Catholic physicians and scientists that work in a secular biotechnology and healthcare system.
An abstract of the article is summarized in the following text:
"One aspect of the progressive secularization of biotechnology is the use of the by-products from abortion and the use of human embryos. These morally illicit cells and tissue create a significant moral and economic challenge for Catholics at different stages of their career. A practicing Catholic physician or scientific professional will face the dilemma of how to reconcile their Catholic identity with their profession. While the Catechism is clear on what actions Catholics should not pursue, there has been less religious guidance on what activities Catholics should proactively pursue in their professional life to advance the Catholic culture. This essay will examine these themes through the lens of a true story of the author's experience in starting Catholic for-profit and nonprofit biotechnology organizations."
The full article can be downloaded from this link.