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Summary and Conclusions

  • Alexander Kelle
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Abstract

As synthetic biology has developed into one of the most dynamic areas of life sciences research, analysis of ethical, safety and security aspects of this emerging discipline has been pursued inter alia through the EU-funded SYNBIOSAFE project. This chapter draws together the key findings of the contributions to this edited volume and relates them to the SYNBIOSAFE priority paper that identifies key areas for a multi-level and multi-stakeholder discourse on the ethical and social implications of synthetic biology.

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Acknowledgements

The author would like to thank Anna Deplazes, Huib de Vriend and Markus Schmidt for very useful comments on an earlier version of this chapter.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of European Studies and Modern LanguagesUniversity of Bath, Claverton DownBathUK
  2. 2.Organistation for International Dialogue and Conflict Management (IDC), Biosafety Working GroupViennaAustria

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