Thursday, March 15, 2012

New Declaration Calls for Precautionary Oversight For the Emerging Field of Synthetic Biology

"Today a broad coalition of 111 organizations from around the world released The Principles for the Oversight of Synthetic Biology, the first global civil society declaration to outline principles that must be adopted to protect public health and the environment from the risks posed by synthetic biology, and to address the field's economic, social and ethical challenges.  Until these governance principles are in place, the coalition calls for a moratorium on the release and commercial use of synthetic organisms and products."

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