On the Incompatibility of Genetic Axioms with Axioms of Justice and Ethics: Requirement of a Third Space for Ethical Deliberation
This paper considers the conflict between conventionally accepted principles of justice and punishment and modern genetics.
||Genetic Axioms, Justice, Third Space Turing Machine, Predicate Calculus
International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp.89-96.
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Ross Barnard is Associate Professor and Coordinator of
the Biotechnology Programme at the University of Queensland. He received his
PhD from the University of Queensland in 1990. He held a National Health and
Medical Research Council of Australia C.J. Martin fellowship at the University
of California and an NHMRC R.D. Wright fellowship at the University of
Queensland. He has had a stint in industry (as nucleic acids programme director
at Panbio Ltd., Brisbane) and is involved in basic and applied research in
academic and several industry collaborative projects in the fields of antibody
engineering, infectious disease diagnosis and cancer treatment. He has filed
several patents in the field of diagnostics and published more than 80 refereed papers in molecular endocrinology, molecular biology, applications of
mathematics in biology and in knowledge and innovation management.
David holds a BA in philosophy from UQ and a research MA in Applied Ethics from QUT. Since 1998 he has worked in bioethics for Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI). His association with OPPE began in 2001 with the convening of BEING (Biotechnology and Ethics Interest Group). In June 2002 QAI and BEING jointly conducted a workshop which featured a wide variety of researchers in biotechnology and ethics. This was followed by a workshop in October 2002 “Genetics and Disability: Exploring Different Spaces, Different Futures” which brought together previously disparate groups from clinical genetics and the disability sector. He is presently with Action International Business Coaching in Townsville, Queensland.
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