Tag: "ethics"

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.

New Review Paper on “The Philosophical Debate on Human Enhancement”

In the "Libraries" section it is available the sixth paper of the Review Series on Policy, Ethics and Security Aspects. The paper, by Maurizio Balistreri from University of Torino in Italy presents the philosophical and ethical debate on the questions of enhancement of human nature and performance, thanks to developments in biotechnology and science.

Should We Improve Human Nature? The Philosophical Debate On Enhancement

Paper n.6 of the Review Series on Policy, Ethics and Security Aspects
By Maurizio Balistreri

The sixth paper of the EUBARnet Review Series on Policy, Ethics and Security Aspects is by Prof. Maurizio Balistreri from University of Torino in Italy. The paper presents the philosophical and ethical debate on the questions of enhancement of human nature and performance, thanks to developments in biotechnology and science.

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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

Biosecurity and Environmental Risks

When: Thursday, 10 May, 2012 2:30pm
Where: Aula G09, Via Golgi 19, University of Milan, Milan (Italy)
Contacts: Daniela Candia and Maria Pasini

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 ...

New Review Paper on “Private Sector and Codes”

In the “Libraries” section it is available the fifth Paper of the Review Series on Policy, Ethics and Security. The paper deals with examples of codes of conduct and practice on biosecurity and dual use issues, including some from the private sector. More information and the link to download the paper are available here

New Review Paper on “BW and the BWC: Bioethics and Dual Use”

In the “Libraries” section it is available the fourth Paper of the Review Series on Policy, Ethics and Security. The paper deals with bioethical issues related with the “dual use” dilemma. More information and the link to download the paper are available here