Moratoria and Innovation in the Reproductive Sciences image

Journal of Health & Biomedical Law, 2018
Russell Spivak, I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and Eli Y. Adashi


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From the abstract: 

As progress in the biosciences soldiers forth, new breakthroughs can often be swept up in a common narrative, that is, the narrative of science as a disruptive threat. Responding to perceived threats, policymakers the world over have frequently overreacted to these developments by enacting shortsighted legislation. These knee-jerk reactions often entail a ban or pause on the science to be explored, thereby foregoing a dialog or term-limited oversight. In this paper, we explore the history and transparency of such moratoria.

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bioethics biotechnology i. glenn cohen innovation regulation reproductive technologies