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Title:
Safety, security, and serving the public interest in synthetic biology
Authors:
Gigi Kwik Gronvall
Publication:

Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology

Publisher:
Springer
DOI:
10.1007/s10295-018-2026-4
Availability:
Full article available on publisher’s site
Date posted:
March 21, 2018
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Introduction:

This article describes what may be done by scientists and by the biotechnology industry, generally, to address the safety and security challenges in synthetic biology. Given the technical expertise requirements for developing sound policy options, as well as the importance of these issues to the future of the industry, scientists who work in synthetic biology should be informed about these challenges and get involved in shaping policies relevant to the field.