Right now, I’m Superman, though I might avoid the tights.Admittedly, there’s a world of difference between my mildly increased alertness and such potential as exists in the field of biomedical enhancement.
Right now, I’m Superman, though I might avoid the tights.Admittedly, there’s a world of difference between my mildly increased alertness and such potential as exists in the field of biomedical enhancement.Leaving the hyperbole behind, biotechnologies are promising us abilities beyond those of mortal man.
If I alter my natural state, am I playing God, or subverting nature?
In my effort to break the limits of humanity, might I lose my inherent dignity?
The Cameroon Academy of Young Scientists (CAYS) in collaboration with international partners is organising an international workshop on Science Advice to Government on the theme: Science Advise in Africa: Illusion or Opportunity.
The workshop will take place in Yaoundé, Cameroon from August 26 – 27th 2019, and aims at developing and strengthening the capacity within academia, research institutes and non-government organisations to develop theoretical and practical approaches to the use of science advise and scientific evidence in informing policy at all levels of government and civil society.
Before the birth of Louise Brown, IVF treatment simply wasn’t something the general population had sufficient awareness of in order to enter reasoned debate.
Discussion and dispute came after the fact, along with reactive legislation like the 1990 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act, which instituted regulations on work long after the practice had become widespread. Technologies and pharmaceuticals which augment our capabilities are already here, and we use them every day.
This competition is open to all scientists, professionals and policy makers that participated in INGSA science advice to governments’ workshops that were held in .
The essays should address the state of science advice to regional, provincial, municipal or national legislative and executive branches of governments.
What follows is my entry in its original form- I have been sent an edited version for approval which is going to be posted here soon (, along with the other shortlistees and the winner.
I’ll link directly to it once it goes up, the edits being mostly issues of style.