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In confronting the challenges of the century, the answer lies in science

In confronting the challenges of the century, the answer lies in science

From left to right: Alexei Greenbaum (physicist, philosopher), Herve Schneeweiss (neurologist), Natalia Kuzmina (PhD in computer science) and Julia Young (PhD in biology), some of the experts who will speak at the Paris-Saclay Summit. -Credit:

toFancer, yes, but at what cost? Scientists, legislators and citizens must sit around the table to decide how far science can go in the name of progress.

“Science often trumps man. […] The faster the world moves, the stronger the lure of the unknown, the more we need to know how to take time: time for measurement, time for exchange and reflection, that is, time for morality. » If this statement by François Mitterrand is derived from a speech he gave on December 2, 1983, on the occasion of the establishment of the National Advisory Committee on Ethics for the Life and Health Sciences, then ethical questions have already arisen, and have already been creeping into laboratories since the 1970s. In 1975, Paul Berg, Nobel laureate in chemistry, organized the Asilomar Conference, which called for a ban on genetic manipulation.

explore Program of the Paris-Saclay Summit “Choose Science”.Which is organized on Thursday, February 29 and Friday, March 1, and registration to attend the conferences.

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