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Paul Root Wolpe

Paul Root Wolpe

Director, Emory Center for Ethics

Paul Root Wolpe, PhD, is the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Bioethics, the Raymond F. Schinazi Distinguished Research Chair in Jewish Bioethics, a professor in the departments of medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, and sociology, and the director of the Center for Ethics at Emory University. He also serves as the first senior bioethicist for NASA. A futurist interested in social dynamics, Wolpe’s work focuses on the impact of technology on the human condition. He is considered one of the founders of the field of neuroethics, and his teaching and publications range across multiple fields of bioethics and sociology, including death and dying. The co-editor of the American Journal of Bioethics (AJOB), Wolpe sits on the editorial boards of over a dozen journals on medicine and ethics. Previously at UPenn for 20 years, he has served as president of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities and is a fellow of the Hastings Center.

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There is a natural wisdom in replacing us. There’s a natural wisdom in the idea that new people who arise in new circumstances have new perspectives on the world.

Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Wolpe argues that the Singularity envisioned by Ray Kurzweil isn't quite right.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Glowing dogs and mice that grow human ears? Wolpe describes an astonishing series of recent bio-engineering experiments, and asks: Isn't it time to set some ground rules?

Monday, November 1, 2010

The desperate attempt to keep individuals alive using more and more resources seems to me to be extraordinarily misguided when you're talking about a world where people are dying for lack of resources, very preventable kinds of diseases and issues like malnutrition.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Scientists, including Wolpe, weigh in on the ethics of new advancements in manipulating human genes.

Friday, December 4, 2015