Bulletin of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Chinese Version)


synthetic biology; policy system; governance system

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Synthetic biology is an interdisciplinary field that combines life science and engineering to study the mechanism of life, and addresses a wide range of industry sectors and types of applications, such as energy, chemicals, medicine, environment and agriculture. It will also relate public policy issues range across R&D investment and commercialization, education and training, biosafety and biosecurity, intellectual property issues, and public perception. This paper reviews the policies for the development and application of synthetic biology, proposes suggestions for strategic planning, enacting the technical and market standards, the professional training and education, risk assessment and science communication platform, to established innovative policy and governance system.

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