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By Kristin Hagen,Margret Engelhard,Georg Toepfer

"Synthetic biology" is the label of a brand new technoscientific box with many alternative aspects and agendas. One universal target is to "create life", essentially by utilizing engineering rules to layout and alter organic structures for human use. In a much broader context, the subject has turn into one of many huge instances within the legitimization strategies linked to the political time table to resolve worldwide issues of assistance from (bio-)technological innovation. Conceptual-level and meta-level analyses are wanted: we should always tackle conceptual ambiguities to agree on what we speak about, and we have to spell out agendas to determine the disagreements clearly.

The ebook relies at the interdisciplinary summer time institution "Analyzing the societal dimensions of man-made biology", which came about in Berlin in September 2014.

The contributions tackle arguable discussions round the philosophical exam, public conception, ethical review and governance of man-made biology.

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