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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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Introduction to the Ethics of Protocells

Introduction to the Ethics of Protocells

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(p.1) 1 Introduction to the Ethics of Protocells
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The Ethics of Protocells
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Mark A. Bedau

Emily C. Parke

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262012621.003.0001

This book promotes an open and responsible process of evaluating the prospect of protocells. It can foster constructive reflection and discussion that will help stakeholders become informed and involved. The first section of this book treats risk, uncertainty, and precaution with protocells. The second section presents lessons from recent history and related technologies. The third section describes how society should approach ethical questions in a future with protocells. An overview of the chapters included in this book is given.

Keywords:   protocells, technologies, society, ethical questions, risk, uncertainty, precaution

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