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Public Response to Synthetic Genomics

Alka Malhotra, AWIS writer The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) came into the spotlight in May 2010 with the publication of a manuscript in the journal Science. This paper was titled “Creation of a bacterial cell controlled by a chemically synthesized genome”. The media scrutiny


San Diego Doctors Paid By Drug Companies October 21, 2010 Keeping Watch Over Synthetic Biology August 26, 2010 The Ethics Of Protecting HIV Patients And The Public August 4, 2010 Overcoming The Hurdles To New Sources Of Energy July 7, 2010 The Ethics of Vaccines

Aerosols May Challenge the Nature of Environmentalism

Tate Hurvitz, Ethics Center Fellow Recently, gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown visited a San Diego biofuel company to make the point that he favored the continuation of California’s Global Warming Solutions Act. This is more than just run-of-the-mill, feel-good politicking. For San Diegans the environment is

An Interview with Michael Kalichman in the San Diego Union Tribune

Reasonable arguments: Thoughtfulness trumps dogma at Center for Ethics in Science and Technology. Your job. Your mortgage. Your retirement. Your health insurance. Your molar-grinding, ulcer-fueling, up-all-night anxiety about Jon and Kate and their eight. If you already have enough to worry about, well, we have

Science and Ethics: Can We Do Better?

Living in San Diego, we may not always recognize the extraordinary strength of our local science and technology community. If asked, most of us know that the region hosts numerous colleges and universities that are among the top in the nation. Less widely appreciated is