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Gregory E. Kaebnick, Ph.D

Gregory_KaebnickGregory E. Kaebnick is a research scholar and editor of the Hastings Center Report. He is interested in questions about the values at stake in developing and using biotechnologies, and particularly in questions about the value given to nature and human nature. This work has evolved out of earlier work on the nature and status of moral values and the structure of moral deliberation.

Dr. Kaebnick is the author of Humans in Nature: The World As We Find It and the World As We Create It (Oxford 2014). He is the principal investigator on the research project, “Ethical Issues in Synthetic Biology: Four Case Studies,” funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Previously, he led “The Ideal of Nature: Appeals to Nature in Debates about Biotechnology and the Environment,” funded the National Endowment for the Humanities. In “Genetic Ties and the Future of the Family,” run in collaboration with several other scholars and funded by the National Institutes of Health, he explored the ramifications of genetic paternity testing for the parent-child relationship.

He received his Ph.D (1998);in philosophy from the University of Minnesota and his B.A. in religion from Swarthmore College (1986).