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From synthetic biology to biohacking: are we prepared?

Nature Biotechnology volume 27, pages 11091111 (2009) | Download Citation

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The emergence of synthetic biology, and off-shoots such as DIYbio, make the need for a rigorous, sustained and mature approach for assessing, and preparing for, the broad range of associated dangers and risks all the more pressing.

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  1. Gaymon Bennett, Anthony Stavrianakis & Paul Rabinow are at the Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center and the Department of Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA.

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  2. Nils Gilman is at Monitor 360, San Francisco, California, USA.

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