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U.S. Bioethics Commission Gives Green Light to Synthetic Biology.
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12/16/2010 03:23 AM
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The president’s bioethics commission says there is no need to temporarily halt research or to impose new regulations on the controversial new field known as synthetic biology.Quoting: [link to www.nytimes.com]
In a report being issued Thursday, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues says that at present the technology — which involves creating novel organisms through the synthesis and manipulation of DNA — poses few risks because it is still in its infancy.
Instead, the report recommends self-regulation by synthetic biologists. It also says the president’s office should better coordinate government agencies that oversee different aspects of the field.
“The commission thinks it imprudent either to declare a moratorium on synthetic biology until all risks can be determined and mitigated, or to simply ‘let science rip,’ regardless of the likely risks,” the report says. “The Commission instead proposes a middle ground — an ongoing system of prudent vigilance that carefully monitors, identifies and mitigates potential and realized harms over time(...)”
So, American sheeple get ready and get used, 'cause you will see many more coming from where this one came from....
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