The Ethics of Synthetic Biology: Guiding Principles for Emerging Technologies

  title={The Ethics of Synthetic Biology: Guiding Principles for Emerging Technologies},
  author={Amy Gutmann},
  journal={Hastings Center Report},
  pages={17 - 22}
  • A. Gutmann
  • Published 8 July 2011
  • Engineering
  • Hastings Center Report
Some call synthetic biology an epochal development—the start of a new industrial revolution, the moment humans learned to be gods. Others think it is an incremental advance with an iffy payoff. In these essays, the chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues and participants from a recent Hastings project examine the social challenge it presents. 

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