Ben Shepard
Ben Shepard

Science & Society News

Learn what is happening inside the Duke Initiative for Science & Society. Stay up-to-date on our research, events, and student activities.

Wed, May 19

When the Line Between Life and Death is “a Little Bit Fuzzy”

Every state recognizes brain death. But rules vary, and the true line separating life from death is ambiguous

Sat, May 15

Using the Virtual Environment as a Public Policy Learning Experiment

Matt Perault, Director of the Center on Science & Technology Policy and associate professor of the practice at the Sanford School of Public Policy, is optimistic about post-pandemic teaching and learning. In recounting his Spring and Fall 2020 experiences, Perault demonstrated how virtual learning can further student learning in technology policy courses.

Fri, Apr 30

China-US Experts Develop First Human-Monkey Embryos: Some Critics Find These Chimeras Could Be Close to Real People

Some experts in the United States and China were able to achieve the first human-monkey embryos. These mixed embryos or chimeras are currently great innovations since they can be used by other scientists in the future, especially in the medical industry.

Mon, Apr 19

International Team Creates First Chimeric Human-Monkey Embryos

A team of scientists from the U.S., China, and Spain reported Thursday they have created the first embryos that were part human and part monkey and kept them alive for up to 20 days in laboratory dishes.

Fri, Apr 16

S&S Director, Dr. Nita Farahany Receives Distinguished Teaching Award at 2021 DONE Awards

Nita A. Farahany JD/MA ’04, PhD ’06, the Robinson O. Everett Professor of Law and professor of philosophy, received the 2021 Distinguished Teaching Award during the annual Duke Outstanding and Noteworthy (D.O.N.E.) Awards sponsored by the Duke Bar Association on April 13.

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