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Title
Beyond the organism versus machine dichotomy: a review of ethical concerns in synthetic biology
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Synthetic Biology (SynBio) is a technology that brings new possibilities and benefits, as well as new ethical concerns. We have performed a systematic review and thematic analysis of papers that deal with the possible ethical and social issues surrounding SynBio. We found that articles mention deontological concerns related to tinkering with life and more consequentialist matters related to biosafety and biosecurity. At the same time, justice aspects, such as socioeconomic and environmental impacts, are far less mentioned. Moreover, there is a lack of systematic study of the ethical issues that SynBio researchers in the lab encounter on a day-to-day basis.
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English
Source (journal)
ACS synthetic biology. - -
Publication
2023
ISSN
2161-5063
DOI
10.1021/ACSSYNBIO.3C00456
Volume/pages
(2023) , 12 p.
Pubmed ID
38070167
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Creation 12.12.2023
Last edited 14.12.2023
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