Harris John

John Harris FMedSci, is Director of The Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation  and  of the Wellcome Strategic Programme in The Human Body, its Scope Limits and Future, School of Law, University of Manchester,  where is he is Lord Alliance Professor of Bioethics.  He was joint Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Medical Ethics 2004 – 2011 and was a member of The United Kingdom Human Genetics Commission from its foundation in 1999 until August 2010. Books Include: Clones Genes and Immortality.Oxford University Press, 1998.  John Harris Ed. Bioethics. Oxford Readings in Philosophy Series, Oxford University Press. 2001. Justine C. Burley and John Harris Eds. A Companion To Genethics:  philosophy and the genetic revolution. Basil Blackwell, Oxford. 2002. (Blackwell’s Companions to Philosophy series), On Cloning, Routledge. London, 2004. Enhancing Evolution was published by Princeton University Press in 2007.
In September 2006 The Independent included John Harris in “The Good List”, purportedly a list of “the fifty men and women who make our world a better place”. On the 6th September 2008 John Harris featured in The Times “Lifestyle 50 – The top fifty people who influence the way we eat, exercise and think about ourselves”. The Times citationnoted “His book Enhancing Evolution is hugely influential”. Harris has also appeared (as himself) as a minor character in novels by authors as diverse as Alexander McCall Smith (The Careful Use Of Compliments, Leslie Brown, 2007) and Dean Koontz (One Door Away from Heaven,  Headline, London 2001 ), and is one of Nick Baker’s Groovy Old Men. (Nick Baker Groovy Old Men Icon Books Ltd. London 2008.

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