13. Dealing with the Outer Reaches of Synthetic Biology Biosafety, Biosecurity, IPR, and Ethical Challenges of Chemical Synthetic Biology

  1. Pier Luigi Luisi and
  2. Cristiano Chiarabelli
  1. Markus Schmidt1,
  2. Malcolm Dando2 and
  3. Anna Deplazes3,4,5,6

Published Online: 14 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470977873.ch13

Chemical Synthetic Biology

Chemical Synthetic Biology

How to Cite

Schmidt, M., Dando, M. and Deplazes, A. (2011) Dealing with the Outer Reaches of Synthetic Biology Biosafety, Biosecurity, IPR, and Ethical Challenges of Chemical Synthetic Biology, in Chemical Synthetic Biology (eds P. L. Luisi and C. Chiarabelli), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470977873.ch13

Editor Information

  1. Department of Biology, University of Rome Tre – V.le G. Marconi 446 – 00146 Rome, Italy

Author Information

  1. 1

    Organisation for International Dialogue and Conflict Management (IDC), Biosafety Working Group, Kaiserstr. 50/6, 1070 Vienna, Austria

  2. 2

    University of Bradford, Department of Peace Studies, Pemberton Building, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD7 1DP, UK

  3. 3

    University of Zurich UFSP Ethik, Zollikerstr. 117, 8008 Zurich, Zollikerstr. 117, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland

  4. 4

    UFSP Ethik, Universität Zürich, Klosbachstr. 107, 8032 Zürich, Switzerland

  5. 5

    Institute of Biomedical Ethics, University of Zurich, Pestalozzistr. 24, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland

  6. 6

    ETH Zürich, Institute of Biochemistry, Schafmattstrasse 18, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 4 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470713976

Online ISBN: 9780470977873

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Keywords:

  • synthetic biology (SB), biosafety, biosecurity, IPR - ethical challenges of chemical SB biology;
  • analogy between astrobiology and SB;
  • Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) - project in the universe;
  • exobiology, and searching the solar system - for nonintelligent life-forms;
  • planetary protection, term given to practice - of protecting solar-system bodies;
  • “To understand life, it is necessary to build it from scratch” - motto of synthetic biologists;
  • scientific results, received well - step towards understanding what life is;
  • handling of (dangerous) biological agents - guidelines and laws covering microorganisms;
  • attempt to classify unnatural biochemical systems - and biosafety;
  • societal impacts and novel aspects of synthetic biology - protocells and xenobiology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Societal Issues in Chemical Synthetic Biology

  • Conclusions

  • References