BioBuilding: Synthetic Biology for Teachers: Essay
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Do the potential contributions to society warrant the potential risks inherent in synthetic biology?
Synthetic biology has emerged only recently as an engineering discipline. At this point, the field has more potential than accomplishment. Some people see an incredible potential that includes cures for diseases, biosynthetic fuels and houses that are grown from gourds. Other people question the safety of a process that involves altering genomes.
Students are asked to investigate synthetic biology using the following resources:
Decoding Synthetic Biology (YouTube)
How to Make Life
Other Student-Written BioEthics Essays about Synthetic Biology
"Four suggestions for addressing public concern regarding synthetic biology" Journal of Biological Engineering 2010, 4:7 (9 June 2010)
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