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|Title: ||Current ethical issues in synthetic biology: Where should we go from here?|
|Authors: ||Newson, A.J.|
|Issue Date: ||2011|
|Publisher: ||Taylor & Francis|
|Citation: ||Newson, A.J. (2011) “Current ethical issues in synthetic biology: Where should we go from here?” Accountability in Research 18(3): 181-193. doi: 10.1080/08989621.2011.575035.|
|Abstract: ||Synthetic Biology (SynBio) is an emerging scientific field which has quickly established momentum
and visibility. Although no single definition of SynBio prevails, the field broadly encompasses the
application of engineering principles to biology; re-designing biological materials and using them as
new substrates to create products and entities not otherwise found in nature. This paper first
reviews SynBio, highlighting the novel aspects of this technology. It then synthesises ethical issues
highlighted in the literature to date and makes some initial claims that research on the ethical
aspects of SynBio should: avoid creating a new sub-type of bioethics, concentrate on novel concepts
and problems and be situated within a context of cooperative inter-disciplinary investigation.
Keywords: Synthetic biology, ethical issues, regulation, creating life.|
|Type of Work: ||Article|
|Type of Publication: ||Post-print|
|Appears in Collections:||Research Papers and Publications. Sydney Health Ethics|
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