Regulating the Innovators: Reputation, Reputation, Reputation
|Dates:||6 December 2016|
|Times:||16:30 - 18:30|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Manchester Institute of Innovation Research|
|Venue opening hours:||4.30-6.30pm|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
In September 2016, the birth of the world’s first baby created from ‘3 parents’ was announced.
The medical team which oversaw this procedure could not carry it out in their home jurisdiction of the US where it was illegal,
and so relocated to Mexico where no applicable laws exist. This presentation will explore the regulatory implications of this jurisdictional bed-hopping.
What does it mean for the legitimacy of existing science regulators? What regulatory approaches might help them pre-empt or respond to such behaviour?
It will be argued that in light of the impossibility for regulators of keeping pace with every new scientific innovation, a focus instead on influencing scientists’ behaviour might encourage a greater
inclination to comply with the spirit of regulatory provisions. In particular, the question as to whether research scientists’ concern for their reputations can be used as a regulatory tool will be considered.
Sarah Devaney is a Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Law, School of Law, The University of Manchester. Her research interests include the regulation of emerging biotechnologies, the regulation of professionals,
and regulation in the food supply chain. Her monograph, Stem Cell Research and the Collaborative Regulation of Innovation (Routledge: 2014) is now available in paperback.
This MIOIR Seminar is organised jointly with the Advanced Topics in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Seminar and with the Manchester Synthetic Biology Research Centre (SYNBIOCHEM) - Responsible Research and Innovation Group.
Role: Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Law
Organisation: University of Manchester
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