America Needs a Citizens Panel on Ethics & Synthetic Cell Development

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“Meeting this challenge requires careful exploration of the social and ethical dimensions of such research”.National Science Foundation

Let’s cut to the chase—following is my list of individuals who could comprise an effective citizens panel on ethics & US synthetic cell development:  Noam Chomsky, Ralph Nader, Catherine Austin Fitts, Roger Morris, Phyllis Bennis, Barbara Ehrenreich, Arianna Huffington, Alvin Poussaint, Jaron Lanier, Elizabeth Holtzman:

The National Science Board’s quarterly meeting takes place this week—November 28-29—in Alexandria, Virginia.  It is a public one and is being webcast.  The meeting should be of interest to all since there are Big Doings at NSF regarding synthetic cell development.  NSF is currently soliciting preliminary proposals for a program it calls: “Understanding the Rules of Life: Building a Synthetic Cell—An Ideas Lab Activity.”  

Story continued in new book—Darwin Overthrown: Hello Mechanobiology. 

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