Talk:CH391L/S13/Ethics

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*'''[[User:Thomas Wall|Thomas Wall]] 11:32, 28 January 2013 (EST)''': I saw George Church made the news because he inadvertently scared a lot of people by saying technology will be available for bringing Neanderthals back from extinction. http://www.evolutionnews.org/2013/01/an_apology_for_068591.html
*'''[[User:Thomas Wall|Thomas Wall]] 11:32, 28 January 2013 (EST)''': I saw George Church made the news because he inadvertently scared a lot of people by saying technology will be available for bringing Neanderthals back from extinction. http://www.evolutionnews.org/2013/01/an_apology_for_068591.html
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**'''[[User:Aurko Dasgupta|Aurko Dasgupta]] 13:57, 28 January 2013 (EST)''':I remember finding the original [http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57565036/harvard-professor-seeks-adventurous-woman-to-give-birth-to-neanderthal-clone/ news report] and wondering how he could possibly have got that approved by any kind of ethics board.
*'''[[User:Max E. Rubinson|Max E. Rubinson]] 13:23, 28 January 2013 (EST)''': “Given the difficulties synthetic biologists have when trying to make genes from a different species function properly in another species, it seems unlikely that accidental transfers of genetic material could result in any significant biological hazards.” Comments like this seem rather arrogant. There will always be a potential for biological hazards that we may never fully understand or live long enough to realize. As Dr. Ian Malcolm aptly states in ''Jurassic Park'', “…life, uh, finds a way.”
*'''[[User:Max E. Rubinson|Max E. Rubinson]] 13:23, 28 January 2013 (EST)''': “Given the difficulties synthetic biologists have when trying to make genes from a different species function properly in another species, it seems unlikely that accidental transfers of genetic material could result in any significant biological hazards.” Comments like this seem rather arrogant. There will always be a potential for biological hazards that we may never fully understand or live long enough to realize. As Dr. Ian Malcolm aptly states in ''Jurassic Park'', “…life, uh, finds a way.”

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  • Neil R Gottel 03:32, 28 January 2013 (EST): Technical question: how do I properly format quotes? I tried using formatting from wikipedia, but I couldn't get it to work properly, so I'm just using the blockquote command.
Evan Weaver 12:00, 28 January 2013 (EST): I was able to add quotes by adding " around the text. "Like this" Is this what you needed?
  • Max E. Rubinson 13:23, 28 January 2013 (EST): “Given the difficulties synthetic biologists have when trying to make genes from a different species function properly in another species, it seems unlikely that accidental transfers of genetic material could result in any significant biological hazards.” Comments like this seem rather arrogant. There will always be a potential for biological hazards that we may never fully understand or live long enough to realize. As Dr. Ian Malcolm aptly states in Jurassic Park, “…life, uh, finds a way.”
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