Is it ethical to force people to act in certain ways? According to conventional wisdom, it is not, particularly in western societies, which prize freedom and individualism, perhaps above all else. However, according to Nudge Theory, there is another way, less paternalistic than merely forcing your customers, clients or citizens to do certain things. This[…]
The newly discovered tools for genome editing promise a revolution in medicine and life science. A recent study, however, points to unexpected side-effects. While the study is widely deemed to be deficient, it shows how fragile the confidence in CRISPR is.
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