Synthetic biology, the bioeconomy, and a societal quandary
Opinions on what synthetic biology actually is range from a natural extension of genetic engineering to a new manufacturing paradigm. It offers, for the first time in the life sciences, rational design and engineering standardisation. It could address problems across a broad spectrum of human concerns, including energy and food security, and health of growing and aging populations. It also offers great scope for public resistance to its introduction to daily life.
Journal: - Volume 31, Issue 5, May 2013, Pages 269–272