Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-3947
Schmidt, M; Torgersen, H; Ganguli-Mitra, A; Kelle, A; Deplazes, A; Biller-Andorno, N (2008). Synbiosafe e-conference:online community discussion on the societal aspects of synthetic biology. Systems and Synthetic Biology, 2(1-2):7-17.
As part of the SYNBIOSAFE project, we carried out an open electronic conference (e-conference), with the aim to stimulate an open debate on the societal issues of synthetic biology in a proactive way. The e-conference attracted 124 registered participants from 23 different countries and different professional backgrounds, who wrote 182 contributions in six different categories: (I) Ethics; (II) Safety; (III) Security; (IV) IPR; (V) Governance and regulation; (VI) and Public perception. In this paper we discuss the main arguments brought up during the e-conference and provide our conclusions about how the community thinks, and thinks differently on the societal impact of synthetic biology. Finally we conclude that there is a chance for an open discourse on the societal issues of synthetic biology happening, and that the rules to govern such a discourse might be set up much easier and be respected more readily than many would suggest.
|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, further contribution|
|Communities & Collections:||01 Faculty of Theology > Center for Ethics|
04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Biomedical Ethics
08 University Research Priority Programs > Ethics
610 Medicine & health
|Deposited On:||07 Nov 2008 09:31|
|Last Modified:||23 Nov 2012 14:58|
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