Navigation Links
Moral issues raised by synthetic biology subject of Hastings Center workshop
Date:5/20/2010

(Garrison NY) A Hastings Center workshop examining moral issues in synthetic biology completed its third meeting as the J. Craig Venter Group announced that it had created the first viable cell with a synthetic genome. "Synthetic biology certainly raises deep philosophical and moral questions about the human relationship to nature," according to Gregory Kaebnick, a Hastings Center scholar who is managing the project. "It's not clear what the answers to those questions are. If by 'nature' we mean the world around us, more or less as we found it, we may well decide that synthetic biology does not really change the human relationship to natureand may even help us preserve what is left of it."

Nor is it clear that the questions raised by synthetic biology are new ones. According to Thomas H. Murray, president of The Hastings Center and the project's principal investigator, "We have come up against similar problems in other domainsmost notably, in work on nanotechnology and gene transfer technologybut synthetic biology poses them especially sharply and pressingly."


'/>"/>

Contact: Mike Turton
turtonm@thehastingscenter.org
845-424-4040 x242
The Hastings Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Hummer owners claim moral high ground to excuse overconsumption
2. Green morality
3. Mondre Energy Partnering with Exeter Associates to Address Energy Issues in Maryland
4. 1 percent -- 1 in 110 -- CDC issues new autism prevalence report
5. Stimulus-funded university research addressing issues from climate change to cancer, creating jobs and training a new generation of scientists
6. Green tea component may help preserve stored platelets, tissues
7. New genomic research to tackle supply and demand issues in emerging forestry biofuels industry
8. Pacific Northwest forests could store more carbon, help address greenhouse issues
9. NIST issues human milk and blood serum SRMs for contaminant measurements
10. Leading scientists and scholars urge action on climate issues
11. NIST issues first reference material for tissue engineering
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/27/2017)... 27, 2017  Catholic Health Services (CHS) has ... Society (HIMSS) Analytics for achieving Stage 6 on ... . In addition, CHS previously earned a place ... an electronic medical record (EMR). "HIMSS ... of EMR usage in an outpatient setting.  This ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... DUBLIN , Mar. 23, 2017 Research ... Anti-Theft System Market Analysis & Trends - Industry Forecast to 2025" ... ... to grow at a CAGR of around 8.8% over the next ... This industry report analyzes the market estimates and forecasts for all ...
(Date:3/20/2017)... HANOVER, Germany , March 20, 2017 At ... Hamburg -based biometrics manufacturer DERMALOG. The Chancellor came to the ... Japan is this year,s CeBIT partner country. At the largest ... important biometrics in use: fingerprint, face and iris recognition as well as ... ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:4/19/2017)... MA (PRWEB) , ... April 19, 2017 , ... ... a $1.5M Series A-1 financing round. This event adds to several other early ... of its’ Executive and Scientific Teams. , ThermaGenix will use proceeds ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... Linda, Ca (PRWEB) , ... April 19, 2017 ... ... University Virtual Event, which makes educational webinars accessible to novices as well ... impact of preanalytical variables of commonly performed coagulation screening tests. , Hemostasis ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... , April 19, 2017  As a ... Abuse and Heroin Summit ,  Proove® Biosciences, Inc. ... analyzing genetics, environmental, and lifestyle factors to accurately ... the University of Southern California (USC), the Interventional ... and Proove publish results showing that Proove Opioid ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... , April 19, 2017 ... today announced that it will report its first ... on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Following the announcement, Veracyte,s management will ... p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the company,s financial results ... and subsequent replay may be accessed by visiting Veracyte,s website ...
Breaking Biology Technology: