If Misused, Synthetic Biology Could Expand the Possibility of Creating New Weapons; DOD Should Continue to Monitor Advances in the Field, New Report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Says

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Making use of synbio requires a society-wide conversation about benefits and risks, argues our Debra Mathews.

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Genes to Genomes spoke with Debra J. H. Mathews, PhD, MA, a geneticist and ethicist at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. She played an important role in developing the Sc2.0 Statement of Ethics and Governance published in August in GENETICS

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Common language and methods are needed to fulfil biofactory dream

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President Obama’s Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues held its first meeting on July 8 and 9, 2010

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