Issue Date: November 10, 2014
Oversight For Synthetic Biology
As researchers and policymakers struggle to comprehend synthetic biology, governments from across the world are calling for caution for this emerging technology.
Organisms produced through synthetic biology should be managed and their risk assessed before they are released to the environment, countries agreed last month at a United Nations meeting in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
“Synthetic biology has been like the Wild West—a risky technology frontier with little oversight or regulation,” . . .
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