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About Skúli Sigurdsson

Skúli Sigurdsson is an Icelandic citizen. He received his Ph.D. in the history of science from Harvard University in 1991. He works on the history of mathematics and physics (nineteenth and twentieth century), history of the electrification of Iceland, and recent biotechnology. He is a member of Mannvernd, Association of Icelanders for Ethics in Science and Medicine.

Articles by Skúli Sigurdsson

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Decoding broken promises

Five years ago, the company deCODE made the first bid to set up a comprehensive, medical records database, in Iceland. A leading activist explores the ways in which the equation of medical data with economic promise can lead to the erosion of truth, raising the key issue of presumed versus informed consent and other challenges for any democratic society.
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