Additional Resources

  1. Balmer, A., and Martin, P. (2008). Synthetic Biology: Social and Ethical Challenges (An independent review commissioned by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)). Available at: http://www.synbiosafe.eu/uploads/pdf/synthetic_biology_social_ethical_challenges.pdf
  2. BC monitoring Europe. Vatican Dismisses Synthetic Cell’s Life-Giving Dimension, Lauds Science Research. May 25, 2010. Translation of Gian Guido Vecchi. Cautela in Vaticano
‘È un ottimo motore ma non è la vita.’
  3. Caplan, A.L., Mattson, I. and Wheeler, S. E. "Philosophical and Theological Perspectives." Presentation to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. September 13, 2010. Available at: http://bioethics.gov/node/174
  4. Douglas, T., and Savulescu, J. (2010). "Synthetic Biology and the Ethics of Knowledge." Journal 
of Medical Ethics 36(11):687-693.
  5. Parens, E., Johnston, J., and Moses, J. (2009). Ethical Issues in Synthetic Biology: An Overview of the Debates. Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Available at: http://www.synbioproject.org/site/assets/files/1335/hastings.pdf
  6. Relman, D.A., Terrill, D. and Wagner, R. "Biosecurity and Biosafety." Presentation to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. September 14, 2010. Available at: http://bioethics.gov/node/177