Changes in the scientific landscape may bring about changes in the ethical landscape. Neither science nor values are static. Ongoing dialogues between different stakeholder groups on how to address the ethical issues raised by different therapies is a long term investment which will pay off, particularly if the decisions taken are regarded as preliminary and updated if and when there is new evidence or changes in the landscape of values.
(Goran Hermeren, Prof. em. Medical ethics, Lund University)