Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-24990
Schmidt, M; Ganguli-Mitra, A; Torgersen, H; Kelle, A; Deplazes, A; Biller-Andorno, N (2009). A priority paper for the societal and ethical aspects of synthetic biology. Systems and Synthetic Biology, 3(1-4):3-7.
As synthetic biology develops into a promising science and engineering field, we need to have clear ideas and priorities regarding its safety, security, ethical and public dialogue implications. Based on an extensive literature search, interviews with scientists, social scientists, a 4 week long public e-forum, and consultation with several stakeholders from science, industry and civil society organisations, we compiled a list of priority topics regarding societal issues of synthetic biology for the years ahead. The points presented here are intended to encourage all stakeholders to engage in the prioritisation of these issues and to participate in a continuous dialogue, with the ultimate goal of providing a basis for a multi-stakeholder governance in synthetic biology. Here we show possible ways to solve the challenges to synthetic biology in the field of safety, security, ethics and the science-public interface.
|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, further contribution|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Biomedical Ethics|
08 University Research Priority Programs > Ethics
610 Medicine & health
|Deposited On:||10 Dec 2009 10:27|
|Last Modified:||23 Nov 2012 13:59|
|Additional Information:||The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com|
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