Monumental events concerning technology, social values, and public policy may be appropriately called epochal.
The successful sequencing of the human genome is touted for how it will revolutionize medicine, yet along with these promises come incredible ethical, legal, and social implications.
New measures expanding the government’s ability to use secret surveillance tools ring of “Big Brother” and “McCarthyism” to some, while others counterclaim that so long as the technologies get into the hands of ordinary citizens our private and public spaces will be safer.
Data storage and information sharing add to these potentials and risks. Can DNA databases, for example, be secured against … More ->