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As part of its curating function, the Global Observatory collects, summarizes, and sorts resources relevant to the ethics and governance of emerging biotechnologies. Use the “Search and Filter” box on the left side of the page to navigate the resources in this database.


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2021-09
John P. Nelson , Cynthia L. Selin , Christopher T. Scott
This piece uses the framework of anticipatory governance to analyze the existing scholarly discourse on the governance of human genome editing.
Go to Source: https://doi.org/10.1080/23299460.2021.1957579

2021-09
Adam Zaretsky
In the form of an open letter published in the DIY-biologist and fablab-focused Makery, bioartist and Adam Zaretsky provides an artistic critique of not only the rationale driving the editing and implantation of human embryos, but also the rationale driving bioethics and the proposition of research
Go to Source: https://www.makery.info/en/2021/09/01/english-human-germline-gene-editing-is-bioart-an-open-letter-to-lulu-and-nana/

2021-09
Elizabeth Svoboda
Writing in Nature, science writer Elizabeth Svoboda describes the recent technological developments that have potential to provide new knowledge about the early stages of human development and lead to the production of a new range of therapeutic interventions.
Go to Source: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-021-02625-0

2021-08
Julia Chain
In a speech given at a Progress Educational Trust conference, Julia Chain, Chair of the UK’s Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), calls for the need to modernize the HFEA to “remain at the forefront of regulation in the years to come.” Chain suggests that the 1990 Human Fertilisation
Go to Source: https://www.hfea.gov.uk/about-us/news-and-press-releases/2021-news-and-press-releases/the-role-of-the-regulator-uk-perspectives/

2021-07
Ted Peters
Renowned theologian Ted Peters defends the 14-day rule because it places human dignity and reverence for human life at the heart of the debate, providing a counterweight to the materialism and utilitarianism pervasive in scientific research.
Go to Source: https://doi.org/10.1080/14746700.2021.1944484