Navigation Links
Does Synthetic Biology Need Synthesized Ethics?
Date:6/24/2009

New Report Calls for a Broad Ethics of Emerging Technologies

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The emerging field of synthetic biology will allow researchers to create biological parts and systems that do not occur naturally as well as to re-engineer existing organisms to perform novel and beneficial tasks. As the science and its applications develop, a comprehensive approach to addressing ethical and social issues is called for, especially if scarce intellectual resources are to be used optimally, according to a new report authored by Erik Parens, Josephine Johnston, and Jacob Moses of The Hastings Center. Synthetic biology promises significant advances in areas such as biofuels, specialty chemicals, agriculture, and medicine but has also raised concerns about potential ethical, social, environmental, and security implications.

Commissioned by the Synthetic Biology Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Ethical Issues in Synthetic Biology: An Overview of the Debates analyzes how the ethical issues raised by a variety of emerging technologies are often similar and familiar. The authors find that these similarities are abundant enough to justify an effort to develop an ethical framework that cuts across emerging and converging technologies. "Rather than stovepiping ethical questions into the hyphenated areas of bio-ethics, nano-ethics, neuro-ethics and so on, it is time to begin developing an ethics of emerging technologies as a whole," said Erik Parens in a discussion of the report's findings at the Woodrow Wilson Center on June 24.

"Given the rate at which new technologies are emerging, a comprehensive ethical approach should be developed to more readily identify and address ethical challenges and foster a productive public dialogue about social implications," said David Rejeski, director of the Synthetic Bi
'/>"/>

SOURCE Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. CODA Genomics Announces Issuance of Optimized Synthetic Gene Production Patent
2. FDA Approves IXEMPRA(TM) (ixabepilone), a Semi-Synthetic Analog of Epothilone B, for the Treatment of Advanced Breast Cancer
3. Venter Institute Scientists Create First Synthetic Bacterial Genome
4. ES Vascular Receives CE Mark for its First Aortic Stapler for End-to-End Anastomosis Between Synthetic Grafts and Aorta During Open Repair of Aortic Aneurysmal and Occlusive Disease
5. WuXi PharmaTech Promotes Dr. Rujian Ma to VP of Synthetic Chemistry
6. The MathWorks Sponsors iGEM Competition for Synthetic Biology at MIT : MATLAB and SimBiology Help Accelerate Design of Synthetic Biological Systems
7. RNAi Helps Illuminate the Inner Workings of the Cell Cycle: Synthetic RNAissance™ Genes Created by DNA2.0 Enable Key Research
8. Synthetic Biology Importance in the 21st Century
9. Synthetic Biology: The Next Biotech Revolution Is Brewing
10. Pepscan Achieves a Breakthrough With CLIPS Immunogen Technology: Synthetic Peptide Antigen is Able to Induce Fully Functional Antibodies Against a Formerly Intractable GPCR Target CXCR7
11. Synthetic Biology on the Rise
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/28/2015)... , May 27, 2015 Research and ... "Animal Genetics Market by Products, by Testing services ... offering. The global animal genetics market is ... and grow at a CAGR of 8-9% during the ... market is mainly driven by increasing animal protein consumption, ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... , May 27, 2015 Research and ... Jain PharmaBiotech,s new report "Neuroprotection - Drugs, ... This report describes the role of neuroprotection ... of the nervous system as well as in ... of the underlying mechanisms of damage to neural ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... , May 28, 2015 Celsion Corporation (the ... has received commitments from two institutional healthcare investors to ... Company,s common stock in an at-the-market registered direct offering ... common stock. The Company entered into a ... the Company agreed to sell an aggregate of 3,000,000 ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... 2015 DryLet, LLC a biotechnology ... such as animal waste reduction, bioremediation, wastewater treatment, ... wastewater treatment plants and restaurant kitchen settings, announced ... Expo, June 3-5 in Des Moines, Iowa. , ... Wall Street Journal article because of its industry-leading ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global Animal Genetics (Canine, Equine, Poultry, Porcine, Bovine, and Genetic Material) Market 2015 - Global Forecast to 2020 2Global Neuroprotection Market Report 2015-2024 - Drugs, Markets and Companies 2Global Neuroprotection Market Report 2015-2024 - Drugs, Markets and Companies 3Celsion Corporation Announces $8 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 2Celsion Corporation Announces $8 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 3DryLet to Showcase Patented ManureMagicâ„¢ at the 2015 World Pork Expo, June 3-5 in Des Moines, Iowa 2
... Feb. 1, 2011 OriGene Technologies, Inc., a ... available full length human MTOR protein with superior ... protein kinase which regulates cell growth, cell proliferation, ... Purified, functional MTOR is highly desirable in high ...
... 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that a new ... catalogue: Biochips - Products, ... 2009-2015 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0372078/Biochips---Products-Applications-Technologies-and-End-Use-Markets-Growth-Analysis-2009-2015.html ... to reach US$9.1 billion by 2015 on ...
... 1, 2011 Techne Corporation,s (Nasdaq: TECH ) ... increased 7.3% to $26.5 million or $0.71 per diluted share ... the quarter ended December 31, 2009.  The increase in consolidated ... sales and a decrease in income taxes due to the ...
Cached Biology Technology:OriGene Releases Bioactive Full-length Human MTOR Protein 2Reportlinker Adds Biochips - Products, Applications, Technologies and End-Use Markets Growth Analysis, 2009-2015 2Reportlinker Adds Biochips - Products, Applications, Technologies and End-Use Markets Growth Analysis, 2009-2015 3Reportlinker Adds Biochips - Products, Applications, Technologies and End-Use Markets Growth Analysis, 2009-2015 4Techne Corporation Releases Unaudited Second Quarter Results for Fiscal Year 2011 2Techne Corporation Releases Unaudited Second Quarter Results for Fiscal Year 2011 3Techne Corporation Releases Unaudited Second Quarter Results for Fiscal Year 2011 4Techne Corporation Releases Unaudited Second Quarter Results for Fiscal Year 2011 5Techne Corporation Releases Unaudited Second Quarter Results for Fiscal Year 2011 6Techne Corporation Releases Unaudited Second Quarter Results for Fiscal Year 2011 7
(Date:5/19/2015)... DUBLIN , May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... ) has announced the addition of the  ... their offering.  ,     (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) , ,A ... provides an in-depth analysis of the current ... introduction of gene-based tests, their working principles ...
(Date:5/11/2015)... , May 11, 2015  Through a well-rounded UAS ... had a strong showing at AUVSI,s Unmanned 2015 ... representatives of Ohio,s UAS industry met ... abroad from all points along the UAS ecosystem. ... Coalition,s (DDC) Vice President for Aerospace Rich Knoll . ...
(Date:5/6/2015)... LifeBEAM, a developer of bio-sensing technology, and ... that they will expand their partnership in bio-sensing sports ... helmet and the first joint project between the two ... order to give cyclists more style choices and meet ... Lazer announced their plan to release a new generation ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Genetic Testing Market Outlook 2018 2Ohio Flies High at Unmanned '15, Sets Stage for Ohio UAS Conference 2LifeBEAM and Lazer Announce Expanded Partnership in Bio-Sensing Sports Gear 2LifeBEAM and Lazer Announce Expanded Partnership in Bio-Sensing Sports Gear 3
... (NYSE: A) today announced that it has for the ... annotation information for all of its microarrays. The release ... research and cross-platform data comparison. , "Full release of ... for Agilent to take," said Catherine Ball, president of ...
... with huge 10 centimetre-long nails spoke volumes. But now definitive ... sighting of a grizzly bear. The discovery fuels mounting evidence ... of the polar bear -- Nanuk is having to make ... barren ground grizzly bear (Ursus arctos) was discovered on Melville ...
... growth of the earliest cities in northern China starting ... the result of successful rice farming combined with other ... Although we often associate rice with Chinese agriculture, most ... that was the most important food associated with northern ...
Cached Biology News:Agilent Technologies releases probe sequence, annotation information for all its commercial gene expression microarrays 2Grizzlies set to invade high Arctic? 2
... systems are high-precision microarrayers capable of ... samples. VersArray ChipWriter Pro systems set ... and reproducibility to deliver unparalleled quality ... Their modular component design and flexible ...
Freeze 'N Squeeze DNA gel extraction spin columns use a quick freeze-and-thaw cycle and centrifugation to draw 50-23,000 bp DNA out of agarose gel slices. Supplied as 25 columns....
The SmartSpec printer paper is used to record data generated by the SmartSpec Plus spectrophotometer. Supplied as 5 packs....
The thermal printer, 120 V, is used to record fluorescence data acquired with the VersaFluor fluorometry systems. The printer includes a cable and power adaptor....
Biology Products: