How can we make contemporary sciences both “useful, creative, innovative” and responsible? How should scientists deal with new fears, critics and hopes of society?
By reflecting on “good practices in contemporary sciences”, ethics faces new questions, has to connect new actors and to develop new tools and methodologies. In a new field as bio-engineering, new knowledge and criticism are emerging at the same time. Critical perspectives can then be seen as opportunities for innovative ways to do science.
In this perspective, I suggest to discuss with you about general concerns on sciences and society and to share with you my experience with an ethical and anthropological study in synthetic biology.