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Crispr democracy: Gene editing and the need for inclusive deliberation
Not since the early, heady days of recombinant DNA (rDNA) has a technique of molecular biology so gripped the scientific imagination as the CRISPR-Cas9 method of gene editing. Its promises areExpand
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A global observatory for gene editing
Sheila Jasanoff and J. Benjamin Hurlbut call for an international network of scholars and organizations to support a new kind of conversation. Sheila Jasanoff and J. Benjamin Hurlbut call for anExpand
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Research ethics: Treat donors as partners in biobank research
Proposed rules to protect research subjects will impede progress, say Krishanu Saha and J. Benjamin Hurlbut. Instead, give donors more say in how samples are used.
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Limits of Responsibility: Genome Editing, Asilomar, and the Politics of Deliberation.
  • J. Hurlbut
  • Medicine, Sociology
  • The Hastings Center report
  • 1 September 2015
On April 3, 2015, a group of prominent biologists and ethicists called for a worldwide moratorium on human genetic engineering in which the genetic modifications would be passed on to futureExpand
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Promising waste: biobanking, embryo research, and infrastructures of ethical efficiency
  • J. Hurlbut
  • Medicine
  • Monash bioethics review
  • 1 December 2015
Biobanks are custodial institutions that enhance the utility and value of biological materials by collecting and curating them. Their custodial functions tend to include ethical oversight andExpand
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Good governance connects science and society.
  • J. Hurlbut, J. Robert
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • Journal of policy analysis and management : [the…
  • 1 June 2012
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Technologies of Governance: Science, State and Citizen in Visions of the Bioeconomy
This chapter examines visions of the bioeconomy , exploring how these visions construct biotechnological innovation as urgently necessary to guard against a host of global-scale risks, and asExpand
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Revisiting the Warnock rule
The seminal 1984 Warnock Report1 established that research on human embryos should be limited to the first 14 days of development (Box 1). Since that time, the rule has been broadly adopted andExpand
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Reimagining responsibility in synthetic biology
With the promise to address societal challenges by engineering life, synthetic biology claims the authority to declare what technological futures are possible, desirable, and good. This represents aExpand
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Human genome editing: ask whether, not how
The scientific community’s response to the CRISPR twins should not pre-empt broader discussion across society, warns J. Benjamin Hurlbut.The scientific community’s response to the CRISPR twins shouldExpand
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