Biotech Ethics BLOG
This blog is about ethical issues in the biotechnology industry. That includes all 3 main areas of that industry: health biotech, food biotech, and industrial biotech. (The last two are particularly important, and don't get enough attention.)
Unlike my Business Ethics Blog, this one will focus on aggregating information, rather than offering much commentary.
The Business Ethics Blog (by Chris MacDonald)
The Research Ethics Blog (by Nancy Walton and Chris MacDonald)
Genethics.ca (by Bryn Williams-Jones)
Ethics of Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Pages on this Site:
Ethics for the Biotech Industry (my scholarly research)
Category Archives: synthetic biology
Synthetic Biology: Ready, Set, Go!
By Andrew Pollack, for the NYT: U.S. Bioethics Commission Gives Green Light to Synthetic Biology The president’s bioethics commission says there is no need to temporarily halt research or to impose new regulations on the controversial new field known as … Continue reading
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Ethics, Policy, and Synthetic Biology
By Jef Akst, writing for The Scientist: Q&A: Ethics chair on synthetic biology The Scientist spoke with chair Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, about the commission’s conclusions that, despite the potential risks of creating synthetic organisms, the … Continue reading
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