Synthetic Biology 2020 [electronic resource] : frontiers in risk analysis and governance
- Benjamin D. Trump, Christopher L. Cummings, Jennifer Kuzma, Igor Linkov, editors
- Cham : Springer, 2020
- Physical description
- 1 online resource
- Risk, systems and decisions (Series)
- Preface 1: Introduction to Synthetic Biology Risk Governance and Practice
- Section 1: Communities of Practice 2: History of Synthetic Biology Research and Scientific Practice 3: DIY Community, Biosafety, and Codes of Conduct 4: SynBio Research Labs in the Army Corps of Engineers
- Section 2: Examples of Scientific Practice: 5: Research and Applications of Gene Drive Technology 6: Synthetic Biology, Digital Technologies, and Biohacking 7: Synthetic Biology experimental research - biomimicry 8: Biosafety Research for SynBio Applications in USACE Labs
- Section 3: Risk Analysis Tools 9: Applications of Bayesian Networks to identify SB research needs and uncertainties 10: Societal Risk Evaluation Scheme: Early Screening and Prioritizing for Anticipatory Risk Governance 11: Synbio - decision tools to drive governance and decision making 12: Challenges of SynBio Risk Management in LCA and other fields 13: Methods for Predicting Exposures to Products and Byproducts of Synthetic Biology 14: Solution-focused risk assessment for synthetic biology applications
- Section 4: Regulation and Governance 15: Comparative Analysis of Regulatory Variations for SynBio - Applications of Risk Culture 16: Adaptive & Anticipatory Governance 17: Synbio Regulatory lag and pacing problems 18: Synthetic biology governance via existing and prospective legal instruments (tentative)
- Section 5: Risk Communication and Engagement: 19: Risk Communication, Gene Drives, and the Zika Virus 20: Engagement with publics under uncertainty 21: Inclusion and Public Engagement in Synthetic Biology: A component of Responsible Innovation 22: Biotethical Implications of Synthetic Biology and Emerging 23: Discussion/Conclusion .
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- Publisher's Summary
Synthetic biology offers powerful remedies for some of the world's most intractable problems, but these solutions are clouded by uncertainty and risk that few strategies are available to address. The incentives for continued development of this emerging technology are prodigious and obvious, and the public deserves assurances that all potential downsides are duly considered and minimized accordingly. Incorporating social science analysis within the innovation process may impose constraints, but its simultaneous support in making the end products more acceptable to society at large should be considered a worthy trade-off. Contributing authors in this volume represent diverse perspectives related to synthetic biology's social sciences, and reflect on different areas of risk analysis and governance that have developed for the field. Such perspectives include leading scholarly discussion pertaining to risk assessment, governance, ethics, and communication. The chapters of this volume note that while the first twenty years of synthetic biology development have focused strongly on technological innovation and product development, the next twenty should emphasize the synergy between developers, policymakers, and publics to generate the most beneficial, well governed, and transparent technologies and products possible. Many chapters in this volume provide new data and approaches that demonstrate the feasibility for multi-stakeholder efforts involving policymakers, regulators, industrial developers, workers, experts, and societal representatives to share responsibilities in the production of effective and acceptable governance in the face of uncertain risk probabilities. A full consideration of such perspectives may prevent a world of draconian regulations based on an insufficient or incomplete understanding of the science that underpins synthetic biology, as well as any hesitancy or fear by the public to adopt its eventual products.
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- Synthetic biology.
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- Risk, Systems and Decisions
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- Electronic reproduction. Ipswich, MA Available via World Wide Web
- 9783030272630 (print)
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