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Film inspires discussion event


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Film inspires discussion event

   

The film Never Let Me Go, starring Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield, is based on Kazuo Ishiguro's internationally acclaimed novel of the same name. Following the 6.00pm screening at the Exeter Picturehouse on Tuesday, 22 February, there will be an open discussion, inspired by the film, about the shaping of social ends by technological means.


By E Genis, UK.


Health Policy Resource.

Egenis contribution to biodiversity book


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Egenis contribution to biodiversity book

   

This month sees the publication of volume 4 of Springer’s major book series Wild Crop Relatives: Genomic and Breeding Resources. This volume deals with Legume Crops and Forages and the chapter on the genus Vicia (the vetches) has been written Stephen Hughes, Associate Director of Egenis and by John Bryant, Professor Emeritus in Biosciences and Affiliate Professor, Egenis.


By E Genis, UK.


Health Policy Resource.

Making humans better and making better humans


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Making humans better and making better humans

The last 10 years has seen the development and deployment of new biotechnologies not just as potential treatments but also as potential enhancements. The definition and differentiation of treatment (therapy) from enhancement is an ongoing clinical, ethical and social debate that ranges across a proliferating number of convergent technologies. Many of these innovations will ‘come-on-line’ as present generations of young people will be reaching adulthood and considering parenthood. This paper reports on a project that explored the possibilities for human enhancement with young people in order to gather their attitudes towards enhancement and the types of arguments/reasoning they employ when thinking about the possibilities and the techniques. .


By E Genis, UK.


Health Policy Resource.