Synthetic Biology: Prospects and Implications

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Roger E. Hamilton (Editor)
Laura M. Morales (Editor)

Series: Biotechnology in Agriculture, Industry and Medicine, Laboratory and Clinical Research
BISAC: SCI010000

The 21st century is widely heralded as the century of biology. Building on the fundamental understanding achieved in the second half of the last century, revolutionary advances are expected to improve many aspects of our lives, from clean energy and targeted, safer medicines to new industries. Prominent among emerging technologies is “synthetic biology,” which aims to apply standardized engineering techniques to biology and thereby create organisms or biological systems with novel or specialized functions to address countless needs. This book examines the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues review on the developing field of synthetic biology which researches and identifies appropriate ethical boundaries to maximize public benefits and minimize risks. (Imprint: Nova)

 

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Preface

New Directions: The Ethics of Synthetic Biology and Emerging Technologies
(Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues)

Addressing Biosecurity Concerns Related to Synthetic Biology
(National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity)

Statement of J. Craig Venter, President, J. Craig Venter Institute. Hearing on “Effects of Developments in Synthetic Genomics”

Testimony of Dr. Jay Keasling, University of California at Berkeley. Hearing on “Effects of Developments in Synthetic Genomics”

Testimony of Dr. Drew Endy, Stanford University. Hearing on “Effects of Developments in Synthetic Genomics”

Testimony of Gregory E. Kaebnick, The Hastings Center. Hearing on “Effects of Developments in Synthetic Genomics”

Testimony of Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health. Hearing on “Effects of Developments in Synthetic Genomics”

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