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The Resource Regulation of synthetic biology : BioBricks, biopunks and bioentrepreneurs, Alison McLennan, (electronic resource)

Regulation of synthetic biology : BioBricks, biopunks and bioentrepreneurs, Alison McLennan, (electronic resource)

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Regulation of synthetic biology : BioBricks, biopunks and bioentrepreneurs
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Regulation of synthetic biology
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BioBricks, biopunks and bioentrepreneurs
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Alison McLennan
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eng
Summary
This book explores the interplay between regulation and emerging technologies in the context of synthetic biology, a developing field that promises great benefits, and has already yielded fuels and medicines made with designer micro-organisms. For all its promise, however, it also poses various risks. Investigating the distinctiveness of synthetic biology and the regulatory issues that arise, Alison McLennan questions whether synthetic biology can be regulated within existing structures or whether new mechanisms are needed. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, McLennan draws on diverse areas of law, the science of synthetic biology and the history and sociology of science. She concludes that synthetic biology presents novel regulatory challenges relating to environmental risk, biosafety, biosecurity and intellectual property. These challenges arise from the uniqueness of the science, the nature of its communities of scientists (including citizen scientists or 'biobunks') and the uncertainty surrounding possible hazards. Some scientists see intellectual property protection as a way to push innovation forward (bioentrepreneurs), while others openly share synthetic biology tools such as BioBricks. By understanding the range of regulatory challenges, the book make a case for enhanced regulation that protects us from synthetic biology's risks, whilst capturing its potential to improve our world. Regulation of Synthetic Biology will be essential reading for academics and students in the social sciences and law, as well as for scientists working in synthetic biology, and policymakers in innovation, science and the regulation of these fields. This book explores the interplay between regulation and emerging technologies in the context of synthetic biology, a developing field that promises great benefits, and has already yielded fuels and medicines made with designer micro-organisms. For all its promise, however, it also poses various risks. Investigating the distinctiveness of synthetic biology and the regulatory issues that arise, Alison McLennan questions whether synthetic biology can be regulated within existing structures or whether new mechanisms are needed. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, McLennan draws on diverse areas of law, the science of synthetic biology and the history and sociology of science. She concludes that synthetic biology presents novel regulatory challenges relating to environmental risk, biosafety, biosecurity and intellectual property. These challenges arise from the uniqueness of the science, the nature of its communities of scientists (including citizen scientists or 'biobunks') and the uncertainty surrounding possible hazards. Some scientists see intellectual property protection as a way to push innovation forward (bioentrepreneurs), while others openly share synthetic biology tools such as BioBricks. By understanding the range of regulatory challenges, the book make a case for enhanced regulation that protects us from synthetic biology's risks, whilst capturing its potential to improve our world. Regulation of Synthetic Biology will be essential reading for academics and students in the social sciences and law, as well as for scientists working in synthetic biology, and policymakers in innovation, science and the regulation of these fields.--
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McLennan, Alison
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non fiction
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Edward Elgar Publishing
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  • ElgarOnline eBooks
  • Elgar studies in law and regulation
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Synthetic biology
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Regulation of synthetic biology : BioBricks, biopunks and bioentrepreneurs, Alison McLennan, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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Contents
Contents: Part I: The new world of synthetic biology: possibilities, challenges and debates -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Making biology easy to engineer: the science of synthetic biology, the emergence of the field and its major applications -- 3. Science meets politics, activists and governance: evaluating key positions in synthetic biology debates -- 4. New directions : the United States presidential commission's investigation of synthetic biology's risks, benefits and oversight -- Part II: Regulating for the risks -- 5. Environmental risk: uncertainty, precaution, prudent vigilance and adaptation -- 6. Synthetic biology, biosafety and 'biopunks' -- 7. Biosecurity: potential for deliberate misuse of synthetic biology -- Part III Regulating for the benefits -- 8. How will patents affect synthetic biology? -- 10. Conclusion and future directions -- Bibliography -- Index
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eep9781785369445
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1 online resource (424 pages).
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781785369445
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(e-book)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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remote
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(OCoLC)1015242464
Label
Regulation of synthetic biology : BioBricks, biopunks and bioentrepreneurs, Alison McLennan, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.elgaronline.com/view/9781785369438/9781785369438.xml
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents: Part I: The new world of synthetic biology: possibilities, challenges and debates -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Making biology easy to engineer: the science of synthetic biology, the emergence of the field and its major applications -- 3. Science meets politics, activists and governance: evaluating key positions in synthetic biology debates -- 4. New directions : the United States presidential commission's investigation of synthetic biology's risks, benefits and oversight -- Part II: Regulating for the risks -- 5. Environmental risk: uncertainty, precaution, prudent vigilance and adaptation -- 6. Synthetic biology, biosafety and 'biopunks' -- 7. Biosecurity: potential for deliberate misuse of synthetic biology -- Part III Regulating for the benefits -- 8. How will patents affect synthetic biology? -- 10. Conclusion and future directions -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
eep9781785369445
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (424 pages).
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781785369445
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1015242464

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