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Patricia Stapleton

Patricia Stapleton

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Patricia A. Stapleton, PhD, is an assistant professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, where she also serves as the Director of the Society, Technology, and Policy Program. Her research focuses on the regulation of biotechnology in two domains: agriculture and assisted reproductive technology (ART). Her past work has examined agbiotech in the context of food safety and security - specifically the differences between the American and European approaches to risk assessment and management for genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Dr. Stapleton also studies how governments regulate biotechnologies used in ART. She is particularly interested in how the public responds to perceived risks associated with biotech developments, the role of experts in developing public policy, and how public opinion shapes risk regulation.

Will CRISPR fears fade with familiarity?

Aug 22, 2017 14:57 pm UTC| Insights & Views Science

The first test-tube baby made headlines around the world in 1978, setting off intense debate on the ethics of researching human embryos and reproductive technologies. Every breakthrough since then has raised the same...

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Economy

Cryptocurrency Brief: Bitcoin prices caught in tight trading range, gains following Tether sell-off start to fade – Thursday, October 18th, 2018

BTC/USD: Bitcoin prices traded tad lower across the board during late European session Thursday, caught in a tight-knit range for the past three days after showing a massive jump on Monday. Gains made during sell-off in...

U.S. Treasuries suffer on hawkish Fed September policy meeting minutes; FOMC members’ speeches in focus

The U.S. Treasuries lost ground during late afternoon session Thursday after the Federal Reserves September monetary policy meeting minutes remained hawkish ahead of the Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index for the month...

UK gilts fall despite lower-than-expected September retail sales data; BoE Governor Carney’s speech in focus

The United Kingdoms gilts fell during Thursdays afternoon session despite a lower-than-expected reading of the countrys retail sales data for the month of September. Market participants will now be looking forward to Bank...

Australia’s September unemployment rate drops to 6-year low, well below RBA’s year-end forecast

Australias strong labour market report for September saw the unemployment rate drop to a six-year low of 5.0 percent, well below the RBAs forecast of 5-1/2 percent for year end. With leading indicators for the labour...

New Zealand bonds fall at close in muted trading session ahead of China’s Q3 GDP data

The New Zealand bonds closed lower Thursday amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance as investors remain keen to watch Chinas gross domestic product for the third quarter of this...

Politics

Coalition trails 47-53% in Newspoll, as Ipsos finds 74% oppose law discriminating against gay students and teachers

Two new polls have Labor maintaining a commanding lead as the parliament goes into a fortnight that will see a flurry of new government legislation, including to outlaw discrimination against gay students. Newspoll...

Challenge populism: re-inventing the world together

Democracies in the world are being rocked by a new wave of populism. Many scholars correctly analyse the flaws in populist discourse and practices. Populist politicians stoke fears and hate, exacerbate divisions and...

Four fundamental principles for upholding freedom of speech on campus

It goes without saying or at least it ought to that freedom of speech should be a core value of universities. As a scholar of freedom of speech and a university academic, it has been gratifying to see so many Vice...

Poll wrap: Labor slips in Newspoll, but gains in Ipsos, in Wentworth and in Victoria

This weeks Newspoll, conducted October 11-14 from a sample of 1,707, gave Labor a 53-47 lead, a one-point gain for the Coalition since three weeks ago. Primary votes were 38% Labor (down one), 37% Coalition (up one), 11%...

Boyer Lectures: the new eugenics is the same as the old, just in fancier clothes

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the ABCs Boyer Lectures. Delivered by Professor John Rasko, the 2018 Life Engineered lectures explore ethical and other issues around gene therapy and related technologies, and their...

Science

Boyer Lectures: gene therapy is still in its infancy but the future looks promising

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the ABCs Boyer Lectures. Delivered by Professor John Rasko, the 2018 Life Engineered lectures explore ethical and other issues around gene therapy and related technologies, and their...

NASA wants to send humans to Venus – here's why that's a brilliant idea

Popular science fiction of the early 20th century depicted Venus as some kind of wonderland of pleasantly warm temperatures, forests, swamps and even dinosaurs. In 1950, the Hayden Planetarium at the American Natural...

How we can turn the tide for women in science

For the first time in 55 years, a woman has won the Nobel Prize in physics Prof. Donna Strickland. This win has publicly highlighted that women are still under-represented in science, particularly in physics. As a...

How astrophysics could transform the treatment of cystic fibrosis and other rare diseases

Its a cruel disease which dramatically shortens life expectancy. One in 25 Europeans carry the cystic fibrosis gene and, in the UK, about 10,400 people currently have the condition. But people are living longer and longer...

Why more women don't win science Nobels

One of the 2018 Nobel Prizes in physics went to Donna Strickland, a major accomplishment for any scientist. Yet much of the news coverage has focused on the fact that shes only the third female physicist to receive the...

Technology

OnePlus 6T Release Date, Specs, Features: Things to Know About the Upcoming Flagship Phone

OnePlus has already confirmed that they will be unveiling the OnePlus 6T at an event in New York City on Tuesday, Oct. 30. But before they reveal their latest flagship smartphone to the world, here are some things buyers...

Mate 20 Pro Features, Specs, Latest News: All You Need to Know About Huawei’s Latest Flagship Smartphone

Huawei has finally unveiled the Mate 20 Pro at their Welcome to a Higher Intelligence event in London, and the device is as good, if not better than expected. The phones design will attract some attention, but what really...

Google Pixel 3 XL Latest News: Larger Pixel Phone Gets Samsung-Designed Display Panel

Looks like there is going to be a much-improved OLED display panel on the Google Pixel 3 XL. iFixits Pixel 3 XL teardown has revealed that Google has decided to turn to Samsung for their OLED panels and these are expected...

‘Hitman 2’ News, Update: Sean Bean Is a Target, Players Can Assassinate Eddard Stark Himself

Hitman 2 is close to being released to the greater gaming community and its launch date is going to be one for the history books. This is because one of the elusive targets of the game will be played by Sean Bean himself....

‘Forza Horizon 4’ News, Update: Game Inspires 1,100-Mile Road Trip, Players Unable to Enter Ranked Mode

Forza Horizon 4 has just been released and fans are currently having a blast driving through the green pastures and beautiful roads of the U.K. The game has been so enjoyable, in fact, that it inspired some fans to...
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