Men apply standard ethical questions to synthetic biology

A recent book on bioethics has all men contributor; it is edited by two men and the blurbs are all by men.  See:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0262519593/ref=rdr_ext_tmb

The book apparently draws on papers from an earlier conference.   Comments on Amazon make it appear as though the book is really starting up a new speciality in philosophy.  And unless someone makes an effort to change things, it will quickly become an area women somehow can’t really do work in.  And that is pretty serious.  Why it is serious is being spelled out in the NY Times this week on “The Stone.”

 

Thanks, LG

5 thoughts on “Men apply standard ethical questions to synthetic biology

  1. Paul Allonby, many thanks for the link. I urge other reader to follow it to get a UK perspective on issues we’ve just been looking at in more in the US context.

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