Him: Blah blah blah, so that's the project. Also, we have another project starting up analyzing stem cells.Yeah. His other research sounded quite interesting, but ESCR? I wouldn't do that myself, and I don't support it. Could I ethically work for someone who does it?
Me: Oh, that sounds very in . . . ter . . . esting . . . Um, what kind of stem cells did you say?
Him: Oh, human embryonic stem cells. We're working on blah blah blah . . .
Friday, March 07, 2008
An Ethical Dilemma
Yesterday I was in Baltimore, interviewing at the University of Maryland for their graduate program in microbiology and immunology. One of the professors I talked with had some research that struck my interest quite readily. He was describing the project to me for a few minutes, and I was listening eagerly, until this happened: