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Upcoming Event 03/27/2017

“Frankenstein and the Golem: How ancient tales can inform modern biotechnology,” lecture by Dr. Paul Root Wolpe >>

How do societies think about regulating and controlling new, powerful advances in biotechnology? One way is to encourage scientists to think about science as an ethical activity, to use their moral compass in their work. In this talk, we compare the Jewish legend of the Golem and Mary Shelley’s story of Frankenstein, and their different portrayals of humanity, to seek guidance for these modern ethical dilemmas…
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