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Biodefense in the Age of Synthetic Biology

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Biodefense in the Age of Synthetic Biology

Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN/ASIN: 0309465184
Number of pages: 189

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Synthetic biology, which collectively refers to concepts, approaches, and tools that enable the modification or creation of biological organisms, is being pursued overwhelmingly for beneficial purposes ranging from reducing the burden of disease to improving agricultural yields to remediating pollution. This book explores and envisions potential misuses of synthetic biology.

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