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  1. Recent events and advances address the possibility of cloning endangered and extinct species. The ethics of these types of cloning have special considerations, uniquely different from the types of cloning comm...

    Authors: Sariah Cottrell, Jamie L Jensen and Steven L Peck

    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2014 10:3

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The introduction of open source in the life sciences is increasingly being suggested as an alternative to patenting. This is an alternative, however, that takes its shape at the intersection of the life scienc...

    Authors: Eric Deibel

    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2014 10:2

    Content type: Research article

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  3. This article discusses outcomes of a dialogue conference on ‘The road ahead for ELSA in Norway: Issues of quality, influence and network cooperation’ held in Oslo in December 2012. Norwegian researchers in the...

    Authors: Ellen-Marie Forsberg

    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2014 10:1

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Trying to separate out nature and nurture as explanations for behaviour, as in classic genetic studies of twins and families, is now said to be both impossible and unproductive. In practice the nature-nurture ...

    Authors: Mairi Levitt

    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2013 9:13

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Human/animal relations are potentially controversial and biotechnologically produced animals and animal-like creatures – bio-objects such as transgenics, clones, cybrids and other hybrids – have often created ...

    Authors: Lonneke Poort, Tora Holmberg and Malin Ideland

    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2013 9:11

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Synthetic biology (SB) has emerged as one of the newest and promising areas of bio-technology. Issues typically associated to SB, notably in the media, like the idea of artificial life creation and “real” engi...

    Authors: Angela Meyer, Amelie Cserer and Markus Schmidt

    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2013 9:9

    Content type: Research article

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  7. In the life sciences, where large data sets are increasingly setting the stage for research, the role of bioinformatics is expanding. This has far-reaching consequences, not only for the way research is done, ...

    Authors: Jan van Baren-Nawrocka

    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2013 9:7

    Content type: Research article

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  8. There is a growing consensus that results generated through multiplex genetic tests, even those produced as a part of research, should be reported to providers and patients when they are considered “actionable...

    Authors: Tinsley HG Webster, Sarah J Beal and Kyle B Brothers

    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2013 9:8

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The empirical literature on the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of biobanking has almost entirely relied on the perspectives of those outside of biobanks, such as the general public, researchers...

    Authors: R Jean Cadigan, Dragana Lassiter, Kaaren Haldeman, Ian Conlon, Erik Reavely and Gail E Henderson

    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2013 9:1

    Content type: Research article

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  10. This is an exploratory paper of the ethical implications for genomic research and mental illness with specific reference to Singapore. Singapore has a unique context due to its social and political systems, an...

    Authors: Ayesha Ahmad, Tamra Lysaght, Liu Jianjun, Mythily Subramaniam, Tan Say Beng and Benjamin Capps

    Citation: Genomics, Society and Policy 2012 8:15

    Content type: Article

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  11. During the past decades, research on ethical, legal, and social aspects (ELSA) of biobanks suggested and analysed various ethically and socially justifiable frameworks for collecting, storing, and distributing...

    Authors: Georg Lauss, Karoliina Snell, Arndt Bialobrzeski, Jukka Weigel and Ilpo Helén

    Citation: Genomics, Society and Policy 2011 7:47

    Content type: Article

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  12. One of the most hotly debated issues in contemporary academic science is the tension between open scientific inquiry and the privatisation of knowledge through intellectual property. Nowhere is this tension mo...

    Authors: Creso Sá and Merli Tamtik

    Citation: Genomics, Society and Policy 2011 7:20

    Content type: Article

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  13. Advances in genomic technologies and the promise of "personalised medicine" have spurred the interest of researchers, healthcare systems, and the general public. However, the success of population-based geneti...

    Authors: Amy A Lemke, Joel T Wu, Carol Waudby, Jill Pulley, Carol P Somkin and Susan Brown Trinidad

    Citation: Genomics, Society and Policy 2010 6:50

    Content type: Article

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