SynBio and the HS Curriculum Teacher's Resource Room: Essay

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Do the potential contributions to society warrant the potential risks inherent in synthetic biology?

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What is synthetic biology?( pdf)
A Life of Its Own ( pdf)
Our Synthetic Futures

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How to Make Life
Life Reinvented

Other Student-Written BioEthics Essays about Synthetic Biology

"Four suggestions for addressing public concern regarding synthetic biology" Journal of Biological Engineering 2010, 4:7 (9 June 2010)
"Mapping the moral boundaries of biological engineering" Journal of Biological Engineering 2009, 3:7 (8 May 2009)
"Synthetic biology: enormous possibility, exaggerated perils" Journal of Biological Engineering 2008, 2:7 (25 April 2008)

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