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Synthetic biology and the ethics of knowledge
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    Opening Biology: A response to Douglas and Savulescu

    In their recent piece, "Synthetic Biology and the Ethics of Knowledge," Thomas Douglas and Julian Savulescu argued for an "ethics of knowledge," in which bioethicists engage with the ethical issues surrounding the pursuit and dissemination of scientific knowledge.1 Their focus, as the title suggests, is the rapidly expanding field of synthetic biology.

    While I agree with the general claim made by Douglas and Sa...

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