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William Hurlbut

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William Hurlbut: The Science and Politics of Stem Cells: Is There a Way Forward?

Socrates in the City

Distinguished Fellow of The Center for Bioethics, physician, and Consulting Professor in the Department of Neurobiology at Stanford University Medical Center William Hurlbut explores how dramatic advances in molecular biology and human biology have resulted in inquiry that raises questions about the relationship between the material form and the moral meaning of developing life. After unpacking the scientific arguments vs. the ethical, social, and political conflicts, Dr. Hurlbut proposes a way forward in this remarkably still-relevant lecture from a 2009 Socrates in the City event in New York City.The post William Hurlbut: The Science and Politics of Stem Cells: Is There a Way Forward? first appeared on Socrates in the City.

1hr 15mins

29 May 2020

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Gene Editing and the Future of Personhood | William Hurlbut & George Church

The Veritas Forum

George Church, Harvard Medical School and Bill Hurlbut, Stanford University Medical Center discuss the risks and opportunities of gene editing at a special event hosted by The Veritas Forum and moderated by Ross Andersen, a senior editor at The Atlantic.The Veritas Forum: Gene Editing and the Future of PersonhoodPlease like, share, subscribe to, and review this podcast!

49mins

9 Jan 2020

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127: The Ethical Concerns Surrounding Gene Editing with Dr. William Hurlbut

Ready To Stand: Pro-Life Radio

Dr. William Hurlbut is an adjunct professor and senior researcher at Stanford Medical School. He formerly served on President George W. Bush's Council for Bioethics and was the pioneer behind the breakthrough 'altered nuclear transfer'. He joins me this week to discuss gene-edited babies and the ethical concerns surrounding the practice of gene-editing.

27mins

25 Apr 2019

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Biotechnology, Suffering, and Human Aspiration | Dr. William Hurlbut

The Thomistic Institute

This lecture was given by Dr. William Hurlbut (Stanford University) for a series at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in New York City on, "Health Care and God's Providence: Resources and Medical Professionals."This series was co-sponsored by the Thomistic Institute, Archcare, and the Dominican Friars Health Care Ministry of New York.

1hr

28 Mar 2019

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Boundaries of Humanity: Humans, Animals, & Machines in the Age of Technology | Prof. William Hurlbut

The Thomistic Institute

This talk was offered on February 15th, 2019 at Princeton Theological Seminary. It was the keynote address for a 2 day conference on "Faith, Science and Nature" co-sponsored by the Thomistic Institute, the Scala Foundation and PTS.For more information about upcoming TI events, visit: https://thomisticinstitute.org/events-1Speaker Bio:William B. Hurlbut, MD, is Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Scholar in Neurobiology at the Stanford Medical School. After receiving his undergraduate and medical training at Stanford University, he completed postdoctoral studies in theology and medical ethics, studying with Robert Hamerton-Kelly, the Dean of the Chapel at Stanford, and subsequently with the Rev. Louis Bouyer of the Institut Catholique de Paris.His primary areas of interest involve the ethical issues associated with advancing biomedical technology, the biological basis of moral awareness, and studies in the integration of theology with the philosophy of biology. He is the author of numerous publications on science and ethics including the co-edited volume Altruism and Altruistic Love: Science, Philosophy, and Religion in Dialogue (2002, Oxford University Press), and “Science, Religion and the Human Spirit” in the Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science (2008). He was also co-chair of two interdisciplinary faculty projects at Stanford University, “Becoming Human: The Evolutionary Origins of Spiritual, Religious, and Moral Awareness” and “Brain, Mind, and Emergence.”In addition to teaching at Stanford, he has also worked with NASA on projects in astrobiology and was a member of the Chemical and Biological Warfare Working group at the Center for International Security and Cooperation. From 2002-2009 Dr. Hurlbut served on the President’s Council on Bioethics. He is the author of “Altered Nuclear Transfer” (2005, Stem Cell Reviews) a proposed technological solution to the moral controversy over embryonic stem cell research. Dr. Hurlbut serves as a Steering Committee Member of the Templeton Religion Trust.

1hr 12mins

19 Feb 2019

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Drawing The Line: The Ethics of Gene Editing | William Hurlbut & Rudolf Jaenisch

The Veritas Forum

Stanford neurobiologist William Hurlbut and MIT genetic biologist Rudolf Jaenisch discuss the ethics of gene editing at a Veritas Forum from MIT, moderated by Cullen Buie, MIT professor.

1hr 22mins

1 Dec 2018

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William Hurlbut on gene editing

Entitled Opinions (about Life and Literature)

July 7, 2017--A conversation with William Hurlbut on the ethical implications of CRISPR-Cas9 and human intervention in the genetic makeup of life.

1hr 1min

8 Jul 2017

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2015 - William Hurlbut - Chemicals to Consciousness: the Mystery of the Human Mind

The January Series of Calvin University

Dr. Hurlbut is a physician and consulting professor at the Neuroscience Institute of Stanford University Medical Center. After receiving his undergraduate and medical training at Stanford, he completed postdoctoral studes in theology and medical ethics at Stanford and the Institut Catholique de Paris. In addition to teaching, he served for eight years on the U.S. President’s Council on Bioethics. He has also worked with NASA on projects in astrobiology and since 1998 has been a member of the Chemical and Biological Warfare working group at the Stanford University Center for International Security and Cooperation. He will share with us the beauty and mystery of the human brain from a faith perspective.

56mins

8 Jan 2015