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H5N1 Controversy Timeline and Document Repository

The H5N1 controversy has unfolded at the interface of ethics and security. See the timeline of these events developed by the CBF in scrolling or text form, download below or visit our Document Repository.

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Bennett, G. "Mediating Salvation: How SynBERC Proposed to Deliver the Promised Future of Synthetic Biology," Social Scientists' Adventures in Synthetic Biology, Kings College London, June 2012

Bennett, G. "The Making of Secular Salvation: How Myth and Metaphor Can Shape Laboratory Practice, and with it Our Shared Biological Futures," Keynote Lecture, Pacific Coast Theological Society, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, April 2012

Bennett, G. and Stalcup, M. "On Internalization: Ethics for Nonclinical Research" Biological Futures in a Globalized World Colloquium Series, Simpson Center for the Humanities, University of Washington. 23 January 2012

Bennett, G. "The Biopolitical Pastoral: Refiguring Bioethics" for The Cunning of Biopolitical Reason, Annual Meeting of the American Anthropology Association. Montreal, CA. 18 November 2011

Stalcup, M. "From vertical and horizontal to diagonalization: approaches in global health policy" 2011 Global Health Conference: Advancing Health Equity in the 21st Century. Montreal, Canada. 14 November 2011

Stalcup, M. "Health Systems and Interventions: a genealogy of the rise of metrics" for Emerging Issues in Biological Futures II: A Panel Discussion Simpson Center for the Humanities, University of Washington. 7 November 2011

Bennett, G. "On the Care of Human Dignity" Annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Cleveland, OH. 3 November 201

Stalcup, M. "Care and Interventions" Annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Cleveland, OH. 3 November 2011

Bennett, G. Ethics and Biology, for "Emerging Issues in Biological Futures I: A Panel Discussion" Simpson Center for the Humanities, University of Washington. 10 October 2011

Working Papers

Redfield, James A. Cooking the Books: the Golem and the Ethics of Biotechnology. Center for Biological Futures Working Paper 1. Seattle, WA: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 2011.


Paul Rabinow and Gaymon Bennett, Designing Human Practices: An Experiment with Synthetic Biology (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2012).

Stalcup M, Verguet S. Global health and the demands of the day. 1, no. 1, Health, Culture & Society (2011): 29-44.


Gaymon Bennett and Celia Lowe, "Synthetic Biology in Question," University of Washington, Simpson Center Graduate Micro-Seminar

Pedagogy Modules

Bennett, Gaymon L., "Flourishing," Module 1 of Science and the Good Life: Ethics Modules for Research in Biology, Fall 2011.


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