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Squandering the lessons of Asilomar, Alexander Capron

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Interviewee: Alexander Capron. Concerned lawyer Alexander Capron talks about what was learned at Asilomar. (DNAi Location: Manipulation > Revolution > Putting it together > Squandering the lessons of Asilomar)
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Well I think we squandered some of the lessons of Asilomar. One of the lessons is that if we had some kind of a scientific early warning system where people were able to look at their own field and say potentially this has some issues, some problems that will concern a larger society, and we're going to meet about them, be publicly accountable about them, be willing to say some things will be foregone or put off for a while until problems are, are addressed, I think we wouldn't have some of the issues that we have troubling us today.
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dna manipulation,early warning system,recombinant dna,asilomar,dnai,interviewee,controversy,alexander,lawyer
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