Ethical Issues in Synthetic Biology: An Overview of the Debates
The ethical issues raised by a variety of emerging technologies are often similar and familiar. These similarities are often abundant enough to justify an effort to develop an ethical framework that cuts across emerging and converging technologies, according to a new report authored by Erik Parens, Josephine Johnston, and Jacob Moses of The Hastings Center.
In Ethical Issues in Synthetic Biology: An Overview of the Debates, the authors argue that rather than stovepiping ethical questions into the hyphenated areas of bio-ethics, nano-ethics, neuro-ethics and so on, it is time to begin speaking about the ethics of emerging technologies as a whole.
Authors: Erik Parens, Josephine Johnston, and Jacob Moses
Affiliation: The Hastings Center