Stem cells What's human? What's animal? And what of the biology in between?
Posted on 25 July 2011
Dr Nik Brown in The Guardian: Policymakers, institutions and even language are hopelessly out of step with developments in trans-species science
Friday's report by the Academy of Medical Sciences on the increasingly fuzzy boundaries between the human and the animal is the latest in a long series of policy reflections on how to keep pace with developments in the biosciences
The full article is available online at http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jul/25/human-animal-trans-species-science
Dr Nik Brown
is reader in sociology and co-director of the science and technology studies unit at the University of York. He is the author of New Medical Technologies and Society: Reordering Life, published by Polity Press