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Riding a Roller Coaster: Public, Policy and Science Interactions in Synthetic Biology

Tait, J

Synthetic Biology 3.0

Zurich, Switzerland

June 24 – 26 2007

This paper discusses the future for synthetic biology, as a highly innovative science expecting to deliver marketable public benefits and generate large profits. Our views are based on approximately 20 years of research on innovation in life sciences, from pesticides to GM crops, pharmaceuticals, genetic databases, stem cells, nanotechnology and others.

Summary: Public, policy and science interactions www.genomicsnetwork.ac.uk/media/Policy,%20public%20and%20science%20interactions%20in%20synthetic%20biology.pdf