Gregory E. Kaebnick, Ph.D., explores questions about the values at stake in developing and using biotechnologies, and particularly in questions about the value given to nature and human nature. He is also director of the editorial department and editor of the Hastings Center Report, a leading bioethics journal. He has testified before Congress on ethical issues concerning the use of new genetic technologies and served on a National Research Council and National Academy of Sciences committee, Gene Drive Research in Non-Human Organisms: Recommendations for Responsible Conduct, which issued its report in 2016. He is currently the principal investigator of a project on the role of values in impact assessment of emerging technologies and a co-investigator of project on the potential social and ethical implications of using gene editing technologies on human germline cells. Previously, he led two projects that examined ethical concerns about synthetic biology and a project on appeals to nature in debates about biotechnology and the environment.
Sessions as a Speaker
What to Make of Our Newfound Powers to “Edit” Plants and Animals?
- Marriott Marquis: Nob Hill Room