Documentary Kayros

 

Bioethics emerged in the 20th century when people began to question how research was conducted with human subjects, and how people were treated when they became ill. Kairos was the youngest son of Zeus and was the personification of opportunity, luck and favourable moments.

 

Bioethics has become a mainstream discipline, promoting intense public debate about the start and end of life, and the applications of genetics and of artificial intelligence.

 

Bioethics now goes far beyond biomedicine, and scientists, legal experts, philosophers and many others have contributed to its development. This is the history of the kairos of bioethics, of the moment of its emergence, of the challenges it faces now and in the future.