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Regulation of synthetic biology : biobricks, biopunks and bioentrepreneurs

Author: Alison McLennan
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, [2018].
Series: Elgar studies in law and regulation.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explores the interplay between regulation and emerging technologies in the context of synthetic biology, a developing field that promises great benefits, and has already yielded fuels and medicines made with designer micro-organisms. For all its promise, however, it also poses various risks. Investigating the distinctiveness of synthetic biology and the regulatory issues that arise, Alison McLennan  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McLennan, Alison.
Regulation of synthetic biology.
Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018
(DLC) 2017955176
(OCoLC)1037017729
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alison McLennan
ISBN: 9781785369445 178536944X
OCLC Number: 1015242464
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Part I: The new world of synthetic biology: possibilities, challenges and debates --
1. Introduction --
2. Making biology easy to engineer: the science of synthetic biology, the emergence of the field and its major applications --
3. Science meets politics, activists and governance: evaluating key positions in synthetic biology debates --
4. New directions? The United States Presidential Commission's investigation of synthetic biology's risks, benefits and oversight --
Part II: Regulating for the risks --
5. Environmental risk: uncertainty, precaution, prudent vigilance and adaptation --
6. Synthetic biology, biosafety and 'biopunks' --
7. Biosecurity: potential for deliberate misuse of synthetic biology --
Part III: Regulating for the benefits --
8. How will patents affect synthetic biology? --
9. Building with BioBricks: a commons for sharing synthetic biology research --
10. Conclusion and future directions --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Elgar studies in law and regulation.
Responsibility: Alison McLennan.

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