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Carl_The_Sagan t1_is5usv5 wrote

The author doesn’t even address any ethics questions it’s quite odd


jsalsman t1_is5xtlp wrote

The independent ethics review panel process is generally good and certainly better than prior approaches, but it hides the ethics discussion from the public. This is clearly one of the cases where laypeople and experts alike are obviously going to be interested in the ethics implications, so you're right it's odd and sad we don't get at least a short paragraph summary.


Carl_The_Sagan t1_is657ev wrote

To be a bit overstating, the ethics panel are generally just rubber stampers for the institution. Its mostly made out of researchers or those affiliated with who rarely deny anything, or maybe with some modifications. It's basically ethics washing, and I agree obscures stuff from the public.