Monthly Archives: July 2010

Venter on the Past & Future of Genomics (etc.)

From Der Spiegel: Interview with Craig Venter: ‘We Have Learned Nothing from the Genome’ The whole thing is worth reading, but here are a few snippets I found interesting. First, here’s Venter being dismissive about fears related to genomic knowledge: … Continue reading

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The Death of the UK’s Human Fertilisation and Embryology Agency

Government involvement in biotech takes many forms, and government agencies take a variety of shapes and play a range of roles. Direct regulation — setting standards, prohibiting this and that — is not the only option. So when evaluating the … Continue reading

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Europeans & Cloned Food Animals

Check out this blog entry over at my new Food Ethics Blog: Cloned Animals, Food, Ethics. The short version: attempts by European Parliamentarians to ban food from cloned animals was predictable, and based on what look to be pretty terrible … Continue reading

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