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Bioengineer Humans to Tackle Climate Change, Say Philosophersby Leo HickmanGuardianMarch 14th, 2012The authors of a controversial recommendation say their critics have misunderstood the nature of philosophical inquiry.
Environmental Groups Call for Tighter Regulation of ‘Extreme Genetic Engineering’by Brian VastagWashington PostMarch 13th, 2012A global coalition of 111 organizations released the first global declaration outlining principles that must be adopted to protect the environment from risks posed by synthetic biology.
Worrying New Signs of Interest in Re-engineering Humansby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesFebruary 23rd, 2012Several academics and defense department employees are actively discussing the idea of engineering people, for warfare, to express social values and even to react to climate change.
Biopolitical Times Mourns the Passing of Charles WeinerBiopolitical TimesFebruary 7th, 2012History of science scholar Charles Weiner passed away January 28, 2012. We reflect on his contributions to the field.
'Three-Person IVF' Technique Moves CloserBBC NewsJanuary 19th, 2012Public opinion will help decide the future of a controversial genetic technique to stop serious conditions being passed from mother to child.
Synthetic Biology and the Rise of the 'Spider-Goats'by Adam RutherfordThe Guardian [UK]January 14th, 2012"Synthetic organisms at this point should not be out there in the environment; they shouldn't be out there in industry. That's irresponsible and inappropriate."
Eric Lander on Scientific Responsibilityby Marcy DarnovskyBiopolitical TimesJanuary 9th, 2012Geneticist Eric Lander was the only scientist of anything like his level of prominence to publicly oppose the researchers campaigning for the development of "designer baby" technology.
Dystopian "In Time" and Inequalities in Our Timeby Emily BeitiksBiopolitical TimesDecember 1st, 2011The dystopian future of Andrew Niccol's new film, In Time, resonates with current inequalities.
Gene Therapy Can Protect Against HIVAn introduced gene conveys long-lived resistance to HIV infection in mice.by Lauren GravitzNature NewsNovember 30th, 2011An introduced gene conveys long-lived resistance to HIV infection in mice.
New Buzz around Biological Hazardsby Emily BeitiksBiopolical TimesNovember 1st, 2011Recent reports highlight emerging biological engineering risks that might not be all that different from threats of bioterrorism, though the context of development surely differs.
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