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CRISPR — Who’s in Charge? (Part II)

September 30, 2016 • Posted in Blog

D. Joy Riley, M.D., M.A. Executive Director

This is part II of our report. View part I, part III, or part IV.

The ability to edit genes using CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) has been in the news for more than a year. A committee has been appointed to advise our government regarding the editing of genes, particularly editing the genes of the human embryo.

Who are the members of that committee? What are their views? The Tennessee Center for Bioethics & Culture has been working to gather information for you, our readers.

Here is a brief look at some of the writings and organizational more

Taking stock: Where are we now?

January 30, 2016 • Posted in Blog

D. Joy Riley, M.D., M.A.

Taking stock of where one is at the beginning of a new project or a new year is a good idea. Where we are in the entire realm of bioethics is beyond the scope of one blog post, but what follows are some landmarks discernible in January 2016…

Physician-Assisted Suicide

On Sunday, 24 January, John Jay Hooker, Tennessee lawyer, politician, and activist, died. Mr. Hooker had most recently championed “death with dignity” — physician-assisted suicide — in a proposed bill and in the courts. By the time of his death, neither the legislature nor the courts had provided more

Futurist: We’ll someday accept computers as human — CNN Tech

March 13, 2012 • Posted in Emerging Technologies

By Brandon Griggs

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Nigel Cameron at AMPLIFYfestival

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Cisco futurologist discusses the coming technology avalanche — Cisco Blog

June 15, 2011 • Posted in Emerging Technologies

View the video of Dave Evans discussing the coming technology avalanche:

Life-like robot tests boundaries — CBS News

May 26, 2011 • Posted in Atlas

US sending robots to Japan to help nuclear plant — Federal News Radio

March 30, 2011 • Posted in Asia

Scots scientist invents super computer chip with power by the thousand — The Scotsman

December 29, 2010 • Posted in Atlas

How close are we to creating the bionic man? — The Scotsman

December 27, 2010 • Posted in Emerging Technologies

Asking Tomorrow’s Questions: As we move on from the Waterwheel Economy — BCLC

December 3, 2010 • Posted in Atlas