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Current or Past Working Groups

Synthetic Society  : Past Working Group on Synthetic Biology and Society at MIT

Other Synthetic Biology and Society Ongoing/Recent Projects

National Academies Six Part Synthetic Biology Symposia

Woodrow Wilson Center Synthetic Biology Project

Hastings Center Synthetic Biology Study

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Synthetic Biology Program

JCVI Policy Center

Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues Synthetic Biology Study

SynBERC Practices Thrust

Ethics and Synthetic Biology

Thanks to Marlee Tichenor for these helpful background materials

Bioethics Bibliography

Key Readings:

Safety and Security

DHHS's Science, Safety and Security site lists many resources

Virtual Biosecurity Center, spearheaded by the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), aims to be a ‘one stop shop’ for biosecurity information, education, best practices, and collaboration. It focuses on countering the threat posed by the development or use of biological weapons and the responsible use of science and technology.