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Let us go forth and safely multiply

Nature volume 438, page 423 (24 November 2005) | Download Citation


Synthetic biology, which involves the engineering of new biological components and organisms and the redesign of existing ones, will require community discipline and openness if it is to flourish safely, says George Church.

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  1. George Church is in the Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA.

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