Dr Chris Gyngell

Dr Chris Gyngell is a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. His research interests lie primarily in bioethics, the philosophy of psychiatry and moral theory. He has a PhD in Philosophy, and degrees in Applied Ethics and Human Genetics, all from the Australian National University.
As the lead researcher of a project entitled ‘Selecting, Creating and Modifying Embryos’, he is currently investigating the ethical, political and legal implications of new reproductive technologies such as the gene editing technique CRISPR/Cas9. This research is funded by the European Union’s Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie Individual Fellowships scheme.

Related Sessions
Saturday 17 October 2015, 14.00 Frobisher Auditorium 1


Valuable and Valueless Diversity, American Journal of Bioethics (2015) 15 (6): 38-39

Stocking the Genetic Supermarket: Reproductive Genetic Technologies and Collective Action Problems (with Tom Douglas), Bioethics (2015); 29: 241-250.

Judge rule: is the law taking over politics?

"Although 'battle' suggests destruction, these were some of the most constructive debates I've taken part in. This was civilised conflict in the best sense of both words."
Julian Baggini, author, Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind, and The Ego Trick

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