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Human Practices

Ragan, put the essay here.


Prompt: Outline and detail a new approach to an issue of Human Practice in synthetic biology as it relates to your project, such as safety, security, ethics, or ownership, sharing, and innovation.



Ethics oriented Analysis of synthetic biology in general and in relation to the NU2010 Bacterial Skin project.


Preamble or Historical Perspective

Aversion to synthetic life, religious, uncanny valley, Frankensteinian fears

Medical (Societal) Ethics

Beneficence, Non-maleficence, autonomy (zoloth principle=fidelity), Justice, (Dignity, Truthfulness)

Moral (Individual) Ethics

Kant(Categorical Imperative, ends) vs Mill(Utilitarianism) vs Aristotle(Character)

Unique Ethical Problems

Ontological Epistemic

Project specific problems

Application specific analysis