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Posts tagged: Emory University

Buzz over science: Oslo, Cronkite and FactCheck.org

A few years ago, Dr. Stephen L. Hauser accompanied a friend to Oslo. His friend had won a Nobel Prize. “It was so impressive — the entire nation was transfixed by science,’’ Hauser told his fellow members of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. “We were stopped in the streets, and asked […]

Commissioners debate synthetic biology’s rewards, risks

It is a subject so new and so fast-evolving that scientists disagree on how to define it. The subject, synthetic biology, has many definitions, said Dr. James Wagner, President of Emory University and Vice Chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. “We asked for a definition and we were rebuffed,’’ Wagner […]

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