Some of them might never be answered, at least not to everyone’s satisfaction.
Look at embryonic stem cells- a field of research with wonderful therapeutic possibilities, but fraught with argument over morality, the right to life and what constitutes a human.
This competition is open to all scientists, professionals and policy makers that participated in INGSA science advice to governments’ workshops that were held in .
The essays should address the state of science advice to regional, provincial, municipal or national legislative and executive branches of governments.
I was very pleased to be shortlisted- indeed, advice from Rebekah Higget, a blogger for Guardian Science among other things, was what led me to start
I should warn you: I took a cognitive enhancement drug before I began to write this article. I took it to increase my capacity to think clearly, and to keep me focussed. You probably had one too this morning, without considering that you were enhancing yourself.
The Cameroon Academy of Young Scientists (CAYS) in collaboration with international partners is organising an international workshop on Science Advice to Government on the theme: Science Advise in Africa: Illusion or Opportunity.
The workshop will take place in Yaoundé, Cameroon from August 26 – 27th 2019, and aims at developing and strengthening the capacity within academia, research institutes and non-government organisations to develop theoretical and practical approaches to the use of science advise and scientific evidence in informing policy at all levels of government and civil society.
Cloning, too, is a hotbed of contention, as are developments in the creation of synthetic life.
All these biotechnologies offer us much, but has their maturation stalled to some degree by the questions that are rightly asked.