Purposeful science; Climate and democracy; Reporting on climate change; Reviving nuclear power; Fusion entrepreneurship; Genetic goose chase; Seeing through the smoke; Leveraging global R&D.
President Obama’s FY 2017 budget proposal reflects overall spending constraints; Tense moments at fetal tissue research hearing; House energy action; Science Committee sends another request to NOAA.
Judith Benz-Schwarzburg, Arianna Ferrari
Newly available capabilities are creating opportunities and responsibilities that should be discussed throughout society, not just by scientists and physicians.
R. Alta Charo
An understanding of regulatory philosophies and of the variety of approaches already being implemented in countries provides a necessary foundation for a global discussion.
Daniel J. Kevles
With the possibility of taking control of human heredity growing closer, we should be aware of the disheartening ideas that gained currency in the recent past.
We need to listen to all voices in the discussion of genetic intervention, in particular to those we claim to be helping.
Adrian Thrasher, David Baltimore, Duanqing Pei, Eric S. Lander, Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker, Françoise Baylis, George Q. Daley, Jennifer A. Doudna, Paul Berg, Pilar Ossorio, Qi Zhou, Robin Lovell-Badge
International Summit Statement by the Organizing Committee.
The proposed moratorium on clinical applications of gene editing technology reveals ignorance about how innovation works, and callousness about human suffering.
Martin Kenney, John Zysman
The application of big data, new algorithms, and cloud computing will change the nature of work and the structure of the economy.
Technology should help cultivate social and moral progress, rather than endless growth and consumerism.