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Introduction

  • Markus Schmidt
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Abstract

Synthetic Biology, the design and construction of new biological systems not found in nature, is developing rapidly as a new branch of biotechnology, with many anticipated benefits and a high impact on society. As a result, the societal aspects of this discipline, as well as its possible risks, are becoming increasingly prominent. It is therefore crucial that the societal dimensions develop side by side with the field, engaging all stakeholders, including scientists, other experts and society at large.

Keywords

Ethical Issue Synthetic Biology Private Ownership Fault Tree Analysis Synthetic Biologist 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Organisation for International Dialogue and Conflict Management (IDC)Biosafety Working GroupViennaAustria

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