May 9, 2006

Art Caplan and a 'less fearful future'

"The genetic genie is out of the bottle. There is not much anyone can do to put it back nor, once we understand its potential for good, ought we to do so. This genie will, however, do the bidding of those who control it. To enjoy the benefits genetics offers, it will be up to you and me and our children to build a politics, media, marketplace and educational system strong enough to show the genie who is the boss. We must all - scientist and nonscientist alike - play god when it comes to genetics." -- Arthur Caplan, Science Anxiety: Toward a less fearful future, published in the Philly Inquirer

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Genetic modification (GM) is turning into a nighmare.