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Dr David Lawrence

Assistant Professor in Biolaw

Assistant Professor in Biolaw in the Durham Law School
Assistant Professor in Biolaw in the Durham CELLS (Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences)
Fellow of the Institute for Medical Humanities


David is a bioethicist by background researching ethical, legal, and policy implications of emerging biotechnologies, including neurotechnologies, implantable devices, and human enhancement. He has other research interests in bioethics and the medical law more generally, with a current project focussing on the creation of new lifeforms through synthetic biology. He is an editor for the journals Clinical Neuroethics and Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics.

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