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‘Brave New Babies’, in which he discussed ethical issues with scientists, students, members of the public and his own children. The fact that a philosopher fronted an episode of the BBC’s flagship science series again shows how bioethicists emerged as a ‘new epistemic power’ in Britain from the 1980s onwards.16 Some years later, in 2006, the Independent newspaper included John Harris in its ‘Good List’ of the ‘fifty men and women who help make the world a better place’. Like Glover, Harris was a highprofile figure and the Independent claimed that his inclusion on the

in The making of British bioethics

-bomb’ by calling for new regulatory machinery in The Times, Williams argued that this should consist of a committee that was not composed of politicians and other outsiders, but of ‘scientific advisers, representing the various sciences and responsible to the Cabinet Office’.180 But the political attitude to outside involvement appeared to change later in the decade, when the Labour government established a National Consumer Council in 1975 and began to argue that the views of different stakeholders, not just professionals, should be heard in the formulation of policy

in The making of British bioethics