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Swiss watches, genetic machines, and ethics

An introduction to synthetic biology’s conceptual and ethical challenges
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Part of the Technikzukünfte, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft / Futures of Technology, Science and Society book series (TEWG)

Abstract

Emerging technologies have a history. They do not emerge out of nothing but develop gradually and continuously. Synthetic biology is no exception. It is rooted in genetic engineering, and many observers maintain that synthetic biology is no more than a new label for just that: genetic engineering.

Keywords

Synthetic Biology Genome Editing Conceptual Frame Natural Organism Risk Assessment Procedure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Ethik Geschichte der MedAlbert-Ludwigs-Universität FreiburgFreiburgGermany

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