Epigenetics: From the Lab to the Law?

Although these kinds of bioethical issues have already been raised in the context of genetic sequence data, the presumptively fixed and immutable nature of gene sequences shields the disclosure of genetic data from some of the thornier implications of epigenetics.

Why Epigenetics and Politics? The Response

There are obviously no solid answers to these questions yet, given the state of both the science and contemporary public policy, but my project is to begin to ask these questions now in the case that the science of epigenetics begins to make its way into the public policy domain.

Epigenetics and Environmental Ethics II: The Ancient Greeks and then the Romans

by Shea Robison (@EpigeneticsGuy) In addition to the potential to unify the biological sciences and the social and the life sciences as discussed here, the first post in this series proposes that  epigenetics also has the potential to unify the seemingly opposed ethical poles of anthropocentricism and nonanthropocentricism in environmental ethics through the common intellectual heritage shared by the modern Western concept of … Continue reading Epigenetics and Environmental Ethics II: The Ancient Greeks and then the Romans