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HISTORIA DE LAS REUNIONES DE ASILOMAR. ÉXITOS Y FRACASOS DE LA AUTORREGULACIÓN EN LAS COMUNIDADES TECNOCIENTÍFICAS

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Author(s): Jósean Larrión Cartujo

Journal: Sociología y Tecnociencia
ISSN 1989-8487

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 63;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Experts | technoscience | self-regulation | genetic engineering | Asilomar conferences

ABSTRACT
Nowadays it is known the general controversy about possible adverse effects of free global proliferation of the genetically modified organisms. In this context, it is assumed that the most eminent, skilled and competent expert would be the people who more and better understand and manage potential negative risk associated with these biotechnology products. The increasing hybridizing between academic and business, obviously, is causing that the current form to produce science is changing rapidly and perhaps irreparably. So, new social and environmental challenges are becoming more and more currents, important and transcendence. The ultimate purpose of self-regulation may look successful, legitimate and well justified; but the main question is if this technoscientific self-government is socially feasible, possible and preferable.
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