This week, Julian Savulescu and Dominic Wilkinson debate some of the ethical issues arising from the sad and difficult case of Charlie Gard, a severely ill baby whose parents recently lost a court battle against the withdrawal of his life-sustaining treatment. You can read Julian Savulescu’s piece here, and Dominic Wilkinson’s response here.
Chris Gyngell discusses synthetic biology in the light of biodiversity and argues that if biodiversity is in itself good, we have reasons to embrace the potential synthetic biology has to radically increase it.
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