Synthetic Biology: Social and Ethical Issues

The UK’s research council for biological sciences, the BBSRC, has published a report of the potential ethical and social dimensions to the development of synthetic biology. The report - Synthetic biology: social and ethical challenges is by Andrew Balmer & Paul Martin.

It reviews what synthetic biology is, where it has come from, and where it is going, as well as making recommendations to research funders and the scientific community about how social and ethical issues should be addressed.

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