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Designing Life: The Ethics of Synthetic Biology

Synopsis
Video. As part of an initiative by President Michael D. Higgins, the Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin explores the ethics and future directions of synthetic biology - an emerging scientific field that could ultimately permit the design of living organisms. It brings together Professor Drew Endy from Stanford University, one of the world’s leading scientists in the field, and Hugh Whittall from the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, a group changing the way we approach ethical decisions on emerging biotechnologies, to explore the challenging issues of designing life. [85 minutes].
Language
English
Country
Ireland
Year of release
2014
Year of production
2014
Subjects
Biology
Keywords
biotechnology; ethics; synthetic biology

Online availability

URI
https://dublin.sciencegallery.com/video/2014/06/designinglifeethicssyntheticbiologyprofessordrewendystanforduniversity
Price
Free
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Contributor
Drew Endy; Hugh Whittall

Production Company

Name

Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin

Email
info@dublin.sciencegallery.com
Web
https://dublin.sciencegallery.com/find_us External site opens in new window
Phone
+353 1 896 4091
Address
Naughton Institute
Trinity Technology & Enterprise Campus
Pearse Street
Dublin 2
Ireland

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