January 08, 2012

Who watches the virologists?

Luke Jerram, HIV sculptureAnother practical ethics blog, Experimenting with oversight with more bite?

I blog about the issue of whether there is a need for some mandatory international oversight of potentially dangerous biotechnology. It is a tricky issue, and my view is that while I do think it might be needed, we *really* need to figure out how such an oversight should function before we implement it.

As I mention in the post, I saw Contagion in the holidays. Typical cheerful Swedish holiday viewing. Very good and understated film, strongly recommended - although it will make you a bit more of a germophobe. It is so nice to know it was based on a real virus, merely given pandemic properties.

Posted by Anders3 at January 8, 2012 11:21 PM