Gregory E. Kaebnick is a scholar at The Hastings Center, where he writes and does research on synthetic biology and other emerging genetic technologies. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Gene Drive Research in Non-Human Organisms. He is the author of Humans in Nature: The World As We Find It and the World As We Create It (Oxford 2014), which explores issues in the human relationship to nature, including environmental preservationism, agricultural biotechnology, synthetic biology, and human enhancement. He is the principal investigator of a project funded by the National Science Foundation on the use of impact assessment mechanisms for applications of synthetic biology. He is also the editor of the Hastings Center Report.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- Challenging Evolution?
A response to "'Gene drive' technology will let us edit life in new ways, but should we use it?"
- Altering Nature to Preserve It
A response to “How far should we go to bring back lost species?”
- Humans, Nature, and Ethics
From Minding Nature’s Minding Nature: August 2011, Volume 4, Number 2 issue.
- Humans in Nature: The World As We Find It and the World As We Create It
Gregory E. Kaebnick examines the relationship between technology and the environment in this book.
- Digging Deep into De-Extinction
The Revelator interviews Gregory E. Kaebnick about The Hastings Center's special report "Recreating the Wild: De-Extinction, Technology, and the Ethics of Conservation."