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The Globe and Mail
06-08-2015
And this is where the rubber will hit the road: Two weeks ago Harvard experimental psychologist Steven Pinker and I strongly disagreed at a meeting held in Atlanta, BEINGS 2015 (Biotechnology and the Ethical Imagination: a Global Summit).
Biopolitical Times
05-28-2015
Both my observations as a “delegate” attending BEINGS 2015 and commentary about it unsurprisingly indicate that “consensus” is not in the cards. This is especially true because lead organizer Paul Wolpe set out to include participants representing the full spectrum of views, and succeeded in that goal.
Emory News Center
05-26-2015
Some of the world's preeminent scientists and bioethicists gathered with leaders of philosophy, sociology, law, policy and religion in Atlanta May 18-20 for BEINGS 2015. The landmark summit launched work on a global consensus for the direction of biotechnology for the 21st century.
Reason Magazine
05-22-2015
At the close of the BEINGS 2015 Summit, the novelist Margaret Atwood summed up her attitude towards biotechnology: She was "Ms. Grumpy." The Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker, she added, was "Dr. Happy."
BioWorld
05-19-2015
Just because we can, should we? One of humanity's age-old questions took center stage at the two-day BEINGS 2015 meeting, during which delegates began laying the groundwork for what is hoped to become a consensus document setting ethical principles, policies and guidelines in the area of cellular biotechnology, which includes stem cell science and the rapidly advancing gene-editing technologies.
BuzzFeed
05-19-2015
A group of the world’s top scientists and bioethicists just got together to hammer out the goals and limits of 21st-century biotechnology. And some of them really, really don’t agree.
The Guardian
05-19-2015
As experts gather in Atlanta to discuss the rights and wrongs of editing human genomes, four of the attendees (Charis Thompson, Ruha Benjamin, Jessica Cussins and Marcy Darnovsky) explain why it is vital to put social justice at the heart of the debate.
Consulate General of France in Atlanta
04-21-2015
Initiated by the Center for Ethics of Emory University, Biotechnology and the Ethical Imagination: A Global Summit 2015 will take place in Atlanta from May 17-20, 2015.
SEBIO
02-13-2015
 In May 2015 Atlanta will host Biotechnology and the Ethical Imagination: A Global Summit (BEINGS), an international summit drawing together the world’s thought leaders on the highly debated issues of cellular biotechnology. Hundreds of international experts in the fields of science and ethics will work together to establish a future vision and consensus on ethical guidelines and policy standards for research and development of cellular biotechnology.
Knoepfler Lab Stem Cell Blog
05-04-2015
Later this May, I will attend and participate in Biotechnology and the Ethical Imagination (BEINGS 2015). This is an exciting and experimental summit that will focus on advances in cellular biotechnology – including both stem cell science and synthetic biology.
Emory Health Sciences Update
03-11-2015
Hundreds of experts in science and ethics will work together to establish a vision and consensus on ethical guidelines and policy standards for research and development in this area.
citybizlist
02-24-2015
BEINGS will take place May 17-19, 2015 in Atlanta with The Coca-Cola Company serving as presenting sponsor. Delegates from the world’s top 30 biotechnology producing countries, distinguished academic faculty, students, companies, scientists and any other parties with a vested interest will be present to offer their insight on how to establish a desirable and ethical future for cellular biotechnology.
News Medical
02-13-2015

In May 2015 Atlanta will host Biotechnology and the Ethical Imagination: A Global Summit (BEINGS), an international summit drawing together the world's thought leaders on the highly debated issues of cellular biotechnology.

Hope-Beckham Inc.
11-10-2014

Hope-Beckham, Inc. has been tasked with handling the public relations for the summit which will take place May 17-May 19, 2015 at the Tabernacle. The event will be the first of its kind.

The Washington Times
02-12-2014

Emory University is set to host a big international summit on ethical and policy questions surrounding biotechnology next year. The school says its Center for Ethics will host “Biotechnology and the Ethical Imagination: A Global Summit (BEINGS)” in May 2015.

Emory News Center
02-07-2014

Emory University's Center for Ethics will host in May 2015 a major international summit on ethical and policy issues surrounding biotechnology.

Atlanta Business Chronicle
02-07-2014

Atlanta will host a global biotech conference next spring — an event expected to attract the biggest names in the industry, including genomics guru Craig Venter.

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