Science & Society
Engineering and ethical perspectives in synthetic biology
Rigorous, robust and predictable designs, public engagement and a modern ethical framework are vital to the continued success of synthetic biology.
Article first published online: 15 JUN 2012
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Volume 13, Issue 7, pages 584–590, July 2012
How to Cite
Anderson, J., Strelkowa, N., Stan, G.-B., Douglas, T., Savulescu, J., Barahona, M. and Papachristodoulou, A. (2012), Engineering and ethical perspectives in synthetic biology. EMBO reports, 13: 584–590. doi: 10.1038/embor.2012.81
- Issue published online: 1 JUL 2012
- Article first published online: 15 JUN 2012
The applications of synthetic biology will involve the release of artificial life forms into the environment. These organisms will present unique safety challenges that need to be addressed by researchers and regulators to win public engagement and support