Biotech Updates

Report on Synthetic Biology Now Published

June 13, 2008

A report commissioned by the Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council’s (BBSRC) Bioscience for Society Strategy Panel regarding social and ethical challenges associated with the research into, and the application of, synthetic biology has been published recently. The report, ‘Synthetic Biology: social and ethical challenges’ reviews what synthetic biology is, where it has come from, and where it is going, as well as making recommendations to research donors and the scientific community about how social and ethical issues should be addressed.

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