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From synthetic biology to biohacking: are we prepared?

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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Bennett, G., Gilman, N., Stavrianakis, A. et al. From synthetic biology to biohacking: are we prepared?. Nat Biotechnol 27, 1109–1111 (2009).

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