The Wilson Center on June 29 hosted a workshop to examine the environmental implications of synthetic biology, bringing together experts from multiple scientific fields, industry, and public interest groups.
View the Synthetic Biology Project's April 18 panel discussion of new report from 113 NGOs calling for officials to observe the precautionary principle in regulating synthetic biology, including a moratorium on commercial uses.
Join us for a discussion with Dr. Claire Marris about the concepts of "scientific uncertainty" and "cross-borderness" in synthetic biology governance.
A new online survey seeks public opinion about the most pressing ethical, legal, and social implications of synthetic biology.
A new editorial in the journal Nature is calling for $20 million to $30 million in research over the next ten years to study the potential ecological risks of synthetic biology.
Check out the project's online scorecard to track efforts to better govern synthetic biology research and development, focusing on recommendations from the presidential bioethics commission.
The European Commission's Science in Society Programme reflects on how to proceed towards Responsible Research and Innovation in the Information and Communication Technologies and Security Technology fields.
Invited panelists will discuss the science behind synthetic biology, the risks this emerging technology poses to the environment and human health, as well as the socio-economic issues arising from a new “bio-economy” enabled by synthetic biology.
A workshop was held to test a Comprehensive Environmental Assessment framework for its ability to identify important research questions to support future ecological risk assessments of synthetic biology applications, using a case study of cyanobacteria engineered to produce industrial products.
Join us to discuss the findings from a Synthetic Biology Project workshop on "over the horizon" synbio issues.
A new working paper from LSE BIOS proposes an "art of governance" to address governance challenges.
Europeans consider genetically modified food to be probably unsafe or even harmful, they are largely unaware of synthetic biology--only 17% of Europeans have heard of the science.
Join us to discuss the Presidential Commission on Bioethics report calling for enhanced oversight of synthetic biology.