Christina De Wet's Blog – May 2015 Archive (1)

You Shall Not Steal!!!

Today is the day. It is workers day in SA. May today be the day that people all over the globe take a honest and real look at their attitude towards the have nots and vulnerable. Why do we have a poor majority in all countries?



Is the golden rule not what you put in you get out? How does a civil society justify taking everything from those who have nothing but their two hands and two feet to contribute.



Who's error is this? The general level of the masses?



Years… Continue

Added by Christina De Wet on May 1, 2015 at 4:13am — 2 Comments

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Gene Editing Governance & Dr. He Jiankui, with Jeffrey Kahn

Jeffrey Kahn, director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute for Bioethics, discusses the many governance issues connected to gene editing. Plus, he gives a first-hand account of an historic conference in Hong Kong last year in which Dr. He Jiankui shared his research on the birth of the world's first germline genetically engineered babies. What's the future of the governance of this emerging technology?

Trump is the Symptom, Not the Problem

Astute observers of U.S. foreign policy have been making the case, as we move into the 2020 elections, not to see the interruptions in the flow of U.S. foreign policy solely as a result of the personality and foibles of the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, writes Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev. Ian Bremmer and Colin Dueck expand on this thought.

Gene Editing: Overview, Ethics, & the Near Future, with Robert Klitzman

In the first in a series of podcasts on gene editing, Columbia's Dr. Robert Klitzman provides an overview of the technology, ethical and governance issues, and where it could all go in the near future. Plus he explains why the birth of genetically engineered twins in China last year was a "seismic" event. How could gene editing lead to more inequality? What could be some of unintended consequences?

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