Positioning Synthetic Biology to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century
Summary Report of a Six Academies Symposium Series
||Committee on Science, Technology, and Law, |
Policy and Global Affairs,
Board on Life Sciences,
Division on Earth and Life Studies Staff,
National Academy of Engineering,
National Research Council,
Kendall, Steven D.
|Publication Date:||Aug 2013|
| Publisher:||National Academies Press|
| Book Format:||Ebook|
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| Book Description: |
Synthetic biology -- unlike any research discipline that precedes it -- has the potential to bypass the less predictable process of evolution to usher in a new and dynamic way of working with living systems. Ultimately, synthetic biologists hope to design and build engineered biological systems with capabilities that do not exist in natural systems -- capabilities that may ultimately be used for applications in manufacturing, food production, and global health. Importantly,...