Biodefense in the Age of Synthetic Biology
Publisher: National Academies Press 2018
Number of pages: 189
Synthetic biology, which collectively refers to concepts, approaches, and tools that enable the modification or creation of biological organisms, is being pursued overwhelmingly for beneficial purposes ranging from reducing the burden of disease to improving agricultural yields to remediating pollution. This book explores and envisions potential misuses of synthetic biology.
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