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Accelerating the Domestication of New Crops: Feasibility and Approaches.
The domestication of new crops would promote agricultural diversity and could provide a solution to many of the problems associated with intensive agriculture. We suggest here that genome editing canExpand
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Are current EU policies on GMOs justified?
The European Court of Justice’s recent ruling that the new techniques for crop development are to be considered as genetically modified organisms under the European Union’s regulations exacerbatesExpand
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Synthetic Biology and the Moral Significance of Artificial Life: A Reply to Douglas, Powell and Savulescu.
I discuss the moral significance of artificial life within synthetic biology via a discussion of Douglas, Powell and Savulescu's paper 'Is the creation of artificial life morally significant'. IExpand
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Democratic Decision Making and the Psychology of Risk
In many cases, the public (or large parts of it) want to restrict an activity or technology that they believe to be dangerous, but that scientific experts believe to be safe. There is thus a tensionExpand
Similarity Arguments in the Genetic Modification Debate
In the ethical debate on genetic modification (GM), it is common to encounter the claim that some anti-GM argument would also apply an established, ethically accepted technology, and that the anti-GMExpand
Does Controversial Science Call For Public Participation? The Case Of Gmo Skepticism
Many instances of new and emerging science and technology are controversial. Although a number of people, including scientific experts, welcome these developments, a considerable skepticism existsExpand
Rationality, Expected Utility Theory and the Precautionary Principle
ABSTRACT A common objection to the precautionary principle is that it is irrational. I argue that this objection goes beyond the often-discussed claim that the principle is incoherent. Instead, IExpand
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Synthetic Biology and the Argument from Continuity with Established Technologies
Defenders of synthetic biology commonly make reference to the fact that established technologies, such as domestication or selective breeding, share some of the features of synthetic biology thatExpand
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Bernt Michael Holmboe(1795–1850) wrote the textbooks in mathematics that were predominantly used in the learned schools in Norway between 1825 and 1860, and he was one of the most influential persons in the development of school mathematics in this period. Expand
Bernt Michael Holmboe (1795–1850) and his mathematics textbooks
Bernt Michael Holmboe (1795–1850) was the teacher at Christiania Kathedralskole who discovered Niels Henrik Abel's (1802–29) unique skills in mathematics, and who gave him guidance and privateExpand
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