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The Ethics of ProtocellsMoral and Social Implications of Creating Life in the Laboratory$
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Mark A. Bedau and Emily C. Parke

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780262012621

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262012621.001.0001

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Human Practices: Interfacing Three Modes of Collaboration

Human Practices: Interfacing Three Modes of Collaboration

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(p.263) 14 Human Practices: Interfacing Three Modes of Collaboration
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The Ethics of Protocells
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Paul Rabinow

Gaymon Bennett

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262012621.003.0014

This chapter explores the two main existing modes in which professional ethicists interface with the scientific, regulatory, and policymaking communities, and advocates adopting a new, third mode of interaction that is especially appropriate for synthetic biology. It analyzes the existing modes of interaction and engagement between and among the human sciences, the biosciences, ethics, and organizational forms. It examines three predominant modes of engagement: the representation of technical experts, the facilitation of “science and society,” as well as inquiry and equipment. This chapter is oriented toward understanding how potentially viable design strategies emerge, how these strategies might inform synthetic biology, and what efforts are undertaken to integrate them into a comprehensive approach to the near future.

Keywords:   synthetic biology, human sciences, biosciences, ethics, technical experts, design strategies, science and society, inquiry and equipment

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