Synthetic Biology: Industrial and Environmental Applications
Copyright © 2012 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Editor(s): Markus Schmidt
Published Online: 3 AUG 2012 05:43AM EST
Print ISBN: 9783527331833
Online ISBN: 9783527659296
About this Book
This is the only book to focus on industrial and environmental applications of synthetic biology, covering 17 of the most promising uses in the areas of biofuel, bioremediation and biomaterials. The contributions are written by experts from academia, non-profit organizations and industry, outlining not only the scientific basics but also the economic, environmental and ethical impact of the new technologies.
This makes it not only suitable as supplementary material for students but also the perfect companion for policy makers and funding agencies, if they are to make informed decisions about synthetic biology.
Largely coordinated by Markus Schmidt, a policy adviser, and the only European to testify in front of the bioethics commission of the Obama administration.