Molecular Geneticists and Moral Responsibility: 'Maybe if We Were Working on the Atom Bomb I Would Have a Different Argument'

TitleMolecular Geneticists and Moral Responsibility: 'Maybe if We Were Working on the Atom Bomb I Would Have a Different Argument'
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsNicholas, B
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Volume5
Issue4
Pagination515-530
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number1353-3452
AbstractSenior molecular geneticists were interviewed about their perceptions of the ethical and social implications of genetic knowledge. The researchers analyzed the results of these interviews to identify a number of strategies through which the scientists negotiated their moral responsibilities as scientists involved in this kind of research. These strategies included: further analysis and application of scientific method; clarification of multiple roles; negotiation with the public through public debate, institutional processes of funding, ethics committees and legislation; and personal responsibility.
NotesCover Date: October 1999.Source Info: 5(4), 515-530. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 34-1. Subject: ATOMIC BOMB; ETHICS; GENETICS; MOLECULAR; MORAL RESPONSIBILITY. Update Code: 20090226.
DOI10.1007/s11948-999-0052-3
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