May 28, 2024

Utilitarian to head UK ethics institute

John Harris teams up with John Sulston

John Harris
And while we’re grumbling about UK research grants, here’s
more news about research grants doled out to radical utilitarians. A new
UK-based institute has been established to research the ethics of science and
innovation. Based at the University of Manchester, the Institute for Science,
Ethics and Innovation has as its chair Sir John Sulston, a Nobel-winning
pioneering geneticist, and as its research director John
, one of the most controversial of Britain’s bioethicists. He already
holds research grants from the European Commission valued at around 1.5 million
Euros. ~ BBC,
July 4