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    Ethical Perspectives on Synthetic Biology.Bernadette Bensaude Vincent - 2013 - Biological Theory 8 (4):368-375.
    Synthetic biologists are extremely concerned with responsible research and innovation. This paper critically assesses their culture of responsibility. Their notion of responsibility has been so far focused on the identification of risks, and in their prudential attitude synthetic biologists consider that the major risks can be prevented with technological solutions. Therefore they are globally opposed to public interference or political regulations and tend to self-regulate by bringing a few social scientists or ethicists on board. This article emphasizes that ethics lies (...)
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    Metaphors in Nanomedicine: The Case of Targeted Drug Delivery.Bernadette Bensaude Vincent & Sacha Loeve - 2014 - NanoEthics 8 (1):1-17.
    The promises of nanotechnology have been framed by a variety of metaphors, that not only channel the attention of the public, orient the questions asked by researchers, and convey epistemic choices closely linked to ethical preferences. In particular, the image of the ‘therapeutic missile’ commonly used to present targeted drug delivery devices emphasizes precision, control, surveillance and efficiency. Such values are highly praised in the current context of crisis of pharmaceutical innovation where military metaphors foster a general mobilization of resources (...)
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  3. Research Objects in Their Technological Setting.Alfred Nordmann & Bernadette Bensaude Vincent - 2017 - Routledge.
    What kind of stuff is the world made of? What is the nature or substance of things? These are ontological questions, and they are usually answered with respect to the objects of science. The objects of technoscience tell a different story that concerns the power, promise and potential of things - not what they are but what they can be. Seventeen scholars from history and philosophy of science, epistemology, social anthropology, cultural studies and ethics each explore a research object in (...)
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    Nanotechnology and Society.Bernadette Bensaude Vincent - 2009 - Techne 13 (1):69-70.