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Engineering Genetically Manipulated Organisms in a Global Market: Are we ready?

The Center for Ethics in Science and Technology

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

San Diego, United States

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Overview: 

Life Technologies (LIFE) is coordinating wet lab applications with software and bioinformatics tools to model, design, and validate organisms engineered through synthetic biology approaches. These research applications will enhance understanding the biology of organisms while engineering them in a more controlled way. This approach has applications in material sciences, metabolic engineering, the study and treatment of disease and basic biology.

Simplifying and productizing synthetic biology leads to a series of ethical issues for LIFE . We can engineer genomes now, not just genes. As a public company LIFE delivers share holder value, so support of science is based on successful commercial outcomes. Rational design tools and solutions of biological organisms will allow more people to analyze and engineer genetically manipulated organisms in a global market.

Clancy will describe LIFE’s current commercial approach to research, development and distribution of technologies, comparing and contrasting with academic concerns and practices. He will give examples of how LIFE interacts with and contributes nationally and internationally to bioethical issue identification, problem solving and biosecurity.

He will contrast the desire for enhancing biosecurity screening with privacy concerns and the risks of stifling innovation in this nascent field.

 


Guest Speaker: 

Kevin Clancy

Life Technologies (LIFE)


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http://www.ethicscenter.net/event/synthetic-biology-clancy



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Community Forum
1875 El Prado
San Diego, 92101

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)


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The Center for Ethics in Science and Technology

The mission of the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology is to foster science in the public interest by promoting awareness, understanding, and discussion of the ethical implications of new developments in science and technology. To carry out its mission, the Center promotes more informed policy development and ethical decision-making on the part of individuals and institutions through education, outreach, and scholarly forums.

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