Posts Tagged ‘public expectations’

View from the floor 3: Till & McCulloch Meetings

Author: David Kent, 05/02/12

  Anticipatory ethics and the problem of expectations One of my favorite things about Canadian Stem Cell Network meetings (now renamed the Till and McCulloch Meetings) is the integration into the main programming of Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues (ELSI). It forces scientists to think outside of their own research and gives ELSI researchers exposure to the…Read more

Obama Administration issues memorandum on principles of scientific integrity

Author: Ubaka Ogbogu, 01/04/11

In March 2009, in his remarks at the signing of an Executive Order to reverse the Bush-era stem cell research funding restrictions, President Obama directed John P. Holdren, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, to “develop a strategy for restoring scientific integrity to government decision making” by ensuring that science policy is…Read more

US report sets out basic ethical principles for assessing emerging technologies

Author: Ubaka Ogbogu, 12/16/10

President Obama’s Commission on the Study of Bioethical Issues today released a report of its ethical investigation and recommendations for oversight of the emerging field of synthetic biology. The report responds to a charge to the Commission issued by the President in May following the announcement by the J. Craig Venter Institute of the creation…Read more