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Title The ethics of protocells : moral and social implications of creating life in the laboratory / edited by Mark A. Bedau and Emily C. Parke.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2009]


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Description 1 online resource (x, 365 pages) : illustrations.
Series Basic bioethics
Basic bioethics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction to the ethics of protocells / Mark A. Bedau and Emily C. Parke -- New technologies, public perceptions, and ethics / Brian Johnson -- Social and ethical implications of creating artificial cells / Mark A. Bedau and Mark Triant -- The acceptability of the risks of protocells / Carl Cranor -- The precautionary principle and its critics / Emily C. Parke and Mark A. Bedau -- A new virtue-based understanding of the precautionary principle / Per Sandin -- Ethical dialogue about science in the context of a culture of precaution / Bill Durodié -- The creation of life in cultural context : from spontaneous generation to synthetic biology / Joachim Schummer -- Second life : some ethical issues in synthetic biology and the recapitulation of evolution / Laurie Zoloth -- Protocell patents : property between modularity and emergence / Alain Pottage -- Protocells, precaution, and open-source biology / Andrew Hessel -- The ambivalence of protocells : challenges for self-reflexive ethics / Brigitte Hantsche-Tangen -- Open evolution and human agency : the pragmatics of upstream ethics in the design of artificial life / George Khushf -- Human practices : interfacing three modes of collaboration / Paul Rabinow and Gaymon Bennett -- This is not a hammer : on ethics and technology / Mickey Gjerris -- Toward a critical evaluation of protocell research / Christine Hauskeller -- Methodological considerations about the ethical and social implications of protocells / Giovanni Boniolo.
Note Print version record.
Summary Contributors explore the potential benefits, risks and ethical aspects of protocell technology, which creates simple forms of life from nonliving material.
Subject Artificial cells -- Research -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Biotechnology -- ethics.
Cell Proliferation -- ethics.
Bioethical Issues.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Business Ethics.
Added Author Bedau, Mark.
Parke, Emily C.
Other Form: Print version: Ethics of protocells. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2009 9780262012621 0262012626 (DLC) 2008041190 (OCoLC)256533952
Standard No. 9786612240379
ISBN 9780262255301 (electronic bk.)
0262255308 (electronic bk.)
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