The Co-Evolution of the Permissibility of Genetic Engineering and Parental Obligation

Dayanna Ramirez
SocGen 20other
Award for Best Ethics Paper

Gattaca, a provocative science fiction film, highlights the societal and ethical issues that arise from the current explosion of genetic knowledge and engineering capabilities. This looming threat must be addressed through a bioethical discussion surrounding the roles and responsibilities parents have in the decision-making on gene editing to produce equitable policies in the future.

Wearing the Skin of Your Neighbor

Annie Hau, Madeline Hlobik, Iqra Irfan, Anna O'Brien, and Megan Wong
SocGen 2022W

How the use of animal-skin clothing for warmth and protection morphed into a fashion phenomenon with unexpected worldwide ramifications.