Michael A. Osborne (Oregon State University)
Séminaire du Département de chimie
ENS, 45 rue Lhomond, 75005 Paris.
Salle E012 (R16)
This lecture examines aspects of American science funding and the regulation of human embryonic stem cells. Research on genetics, genomics, and more recently stem cells are important features of the Big Science landscape in the USA. The advent of research on human embryonic stem cells offers an interesting case study allowing us to examine international, national, and regional (USA state-level) regulations, the role of citizen action and patient advocacy groups, philanthropy, and dimensions of biomedical ethics. The talk is designed for non-specialists without prior knowledge of science policy, bioethics, or a technical understanding of stem cell research issues.
Michael A. Osborne, historian of science at Oregon State University, is currently in residence at the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Study (IMéRA). He occasionally teaches stem cell ethics to graduate students and post-doctoral scholars in molecular biology, and has served on his university's Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee.
Organisation: Clotilde Policar (ENS, Département de chimie, UMR 7203, Laboratoire de biomolécules), Danielle Fauque (Université Paris-Sud, Faculté des sciences, E.S.T.-EA1610, Groupe d’histoire et de diffusion des sciences d’Orsay).
Parrainage : ENS-CAPHES, 45 rue d’Ulm, 75005 Paris.