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Synthetic biology – opening up the conversation

July 2015

We have collaborated with Forum for the Future and Friends of the Earth (EWNI) to support open dialogue and reflection around synthetic biology.

Through this project, the partners aimed to understand, and enable others to understand, the risks and opportunities associated with synthetic biology and the many different perspectives on these. Our collective hope is that by understanding the issues, opportunities and perspectives we, and others, can make better decisions regarding the technology and its applications, and can engage in constructive conversation with other stakeholders.

The main project outcome is a tool to support decision makers to systematically explore different applications of synthetic biology - the deliberation aid (see below).

Synthetic biology: a deliberation aid (PDF 1.17MB)

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