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Singer receives World Technology Award for Ethics

Peter Singer, the Ira DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values , has been named the winner of the 2003 World Technology Award for Ethics.

The award was presented by the World Technology Network, an organization whose members are dedicated to the business and science of emerging technologies such as biotechnology and new energy sources.

The awards, which were announced at the World Technology Summit in late June, honor individuals and corporations from 20 technology-related sectors selected by their peers as innovators. Award categories range from biotechnology, space and energy to ethics, design and entertainment.

"I am delighted to have been selected by my peers as a winner of the 2003 World Technology Award in the ethics category," Singer said. "The fact that the World Technology Network has an ethics award at all is a recognition of the importance of keeping ethics in mind as we move forward with new technologies in a wide variety of fields, from genetics to computing."

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