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Synthetic Biology and Its Envisioned Significance for Modern Medicine

  • Matthias BraunEmail author
  • Jens Ried
  • Peter Dabrock
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Abstract

Synthetic Biology (SB) is one of the leading branches within the current bundle of emerging biotechnologies. Following the hypothesis that the further development of SB will be negotiated at the interface of science and society, this chapter points out the current developments and challenges within SB by addressing the scientific as well as the societal issues.

Keywords

Intellectual Property Synthetic Biology Genetic Circuit Societal Challenge Nuffield Council 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

This work is part of the MaxSynBio Consortium, which is jointly funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Max Planck Society.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of TheologyFriedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-NurembergErlangenGermany

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