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Kristien Hens

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pp. 25–50

4. Against Dualisms

I will use the example of nature and nurture, genes and environment to demonstrate how genetic research projects and communication about genes sometimes reinforce outdated and dualistic views on life that are not conducive to a science. I explain the different meanings of epigenetics. I argue that an ethical research practice is a self-reflective practice, and bioethicists and philosophers of science can help with that.