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John D. Loike is a research scientist in the department of biomedical engineering at Columbia University, focusing on bioethics, stem cells, cloning and the interplay between science and religion. In 2018, he co-authored a study on how to apply Jewish teachings to medical advancements like gene editing.
Ruha Benjamin is an associate professor in the department of African-American studies at Princeton University. She’s spoken and written about the importance of equity and disability justice in the gene editing debate. Benjamin is the author of People’s Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier.
Ted Peters is a research professor emeritus in systematic theology and ethics at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences and the Graduate Theological Union, all in Berkeley, Calif. He is the author of God in Cosmic History and Playing God?: Genetic Determinism and Human Freedom and is co-editor of the journal Theology […]
G. Elijah Dann is a professor of religion and philosophy at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, where he teaches courses on bioethics, atheism, and ethics and technology.
Jeffrey Kahn directs the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and teaches courses on bioethics and public policy at Johns Hopkins University. He has served on numerous state and federal advisory panels and speaks nationally and internationally on a range of bioethics topics. He co-edited a book examining justice and research ethics titled Beyond Consent: Seeking […]