PBE10: Bioengineering Ethics w/ Prof. Jim Collins (MIT)

by Princeton Bioethics Exchange

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Thu, Mar 7, 2024

11:30 AM – 1 PM EST (GMT-5)

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A lunch discussion on practical ethics in bioengineering with special guest Prof. Jim Collins (MIT). Following on from the 2024 Omenn-Darling Lecture in Ethics and Policy in Bioengineering.
The Rising Tide of Biotechnology: How can we align scientific progress with public interest?
Modern biotechnologies reach every part of our lives, as we will hear in depth from this year's Omenn-Darling Lecturer Prof. Jim Collins. However, such technologies are inherently dual-use, meaning they can be used to solve real-world problems or create new ones. During this lunch discussion, we will explore what strategies can be employed to best align our technical advancements with perceived public benefit. What incentives or guard-rails are needed to enable the ethical application of such promising technologies? Some questions to consider:
. Open sharing of information vs. security concerns...
. The need for effective community engagement...
. Instruments of power: policy directives and legal limitations..


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