Bioeverywhere per boston globe may 2005 according to

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“Bioeverywhere” per Boston Globe May 2005 According to third annual survey of Globe 100 chief executives, “Most Massachusetts business leaders think biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and life sciences companies have edged aside traditional technology companies as the primary sector that will propel the Massachusetts economy….” Four of top ten “Globe 100 companies” come from various sectors of the life- science world
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Biotechnology MIT’s Provost Robert A. Brown: “If you look at our students coming today, you can really sense the ‘century of life science’ that everyone talks about. Susan Hockfield, our new president, talks about ‘bioeverywhere.’ It’s all over the engineering disciplines. It’s permeating all the sciences .”
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Ahead of the ethics curve Law, social values, cultural perspectives are slow to respond, mired in tradition and look backward Biotechnology is evolving faster than “quickly” Thus, characteristically ahead of social consensus Issues like stem cell research so new that law and moral authorities don’t have any real idea how to address them
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Ahead of the ethics curve Thus, biotechnology sometimes evolves in a legal and ethical vacuum … … pushed forward in proprietary secrecy, only then announced publicly
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After the fact “ethics”? Often, developments are assess only well after-the-fact … … then sometimes regulated. Few are prohibited outright before they are anchored by economic investment and possibly even political clout of great significance
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Where’s the focus in current discussions? Regulation discussed today is often solely about human issues.
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