Tag: "bioethics"

Granada EUBARnet International Seminar on Biosecurity

When: Wednesday, 21 November, 2012 9:30 - 20:30
Where: "Paraninfo" and “Sala de Conferencias” of the School of Law of the University of Granada, Plaza de la Universidad s/n
Contacts: Prof. Dr. Mª Ángeles Cuadrado Ruiz. Prof. of Criminal Law. UGR

New Review Paper on “Moral Obligations for Synthetic Biology Research”

In the "Libraries" section it is available the seventh paper of the Review Series on Policy, Ethics and Security Aspects of Biosecurity. The paper, by Stefan Eriksson from the Center of Research Ethics and Bioethics of the University of Uppsala, discusses ethical aspects arising from synthetic biology, with specific regard to the dual use issue. It also discusses different types of moral obligations that may apply to synthetic biology – but not necessarily raising the need for novel frameworks.

EUBARnet Seminars at Department of Life Sciences and System Biology, University of Torino

When: Friday, 11 May, 2012 13:30 - 16:30
Where: Aula Magna, Via Accademia Albertina, 13, Torino
Contacts: Isabelle Perroteau

Dual Use Ethics, is More Better?

By James Revill Ethical training represents a valuable and prevalent vehicle through which to engage scientists with dual use issues in university life science curricula. However, perhaps there is a need for caution in our expectations of ‘ethics’.  Indeed, ethics is not a monolithic concept; rather there are a number of different ethical perspectives and frameworks that can be applied generate vastly differing ‘ethical’ responses and solutions to the same problem. For example, at the academic level, much of the work done on bioethics is consistently supportive of the broader objectives of preventing the hostile exploitation of the life sciences and branding the development, production and use of biological weapons as the behaviour of a pariah, not ...

Private Sector and Codes

Paper n.5 of the Review Series on Policy, Ethics and Security Aspects
By James Revill

The fourth paper of the EUBARnet Review Series on Policy, Ethics and Security Aspects is by Dr James Revill, expert of the Network and Researcher at SPRU at University of Sussex in the UK. The paper presents some examples of codes of conduct and practice on biosecurity and dual use issues.

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Biological Weapons and the Biological Weapons Convention: Bioethics and Dual-Use

Paper n.4 of the Review Series on Policy, Ethics and Security Aspects
By Malcolm Dando

The fourth paper of the EUBARnet Review Series on Policy, Ethics and Security Aspects is by Prof. Malcolm Dando, expert of the Network and Professor at the University of Bradford in the UK. The paper provides a brief introduction on the considerations given by bioethics to the “dual use dilemma”.

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