Moratoria and Innovation in the Reproductive Sciences: Of Pretext, Permanence, Transparency, and Timelimits
Journal of Health & Biomedical Law, XIV (2018) 5-26
22 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2018
Date Written: July 21, 2018
As progress in the biosciences soldiers forth, new breakthroughs can often be swept up in a common narrative, that is, the narrative of science as a disruptive threat. Responding to perceived threats, policymakers the world over have frequently overreacted to these developments by enacting shortsighted legislation. These knee-jerk reactions often entail a ban or pause on the science to be explored, thereby foregoing a dialog or term-limited oversight. In this paper, we explore the history and transparency of such moratoria.
Keywords: health law; Congress; legislation; regulation
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