Past Event • 06/03/13
Stranger Visions: The DNA You Leave Behind
VIDEO ADDED: In this exhibit/policy discussion, artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg will discuss her Stranger Visions project and discuss the bioethical, legal and policy dimensions of the work with a panel of experts.
Past Event • 03/20/13
Awareness and Impressions of Synthetic Biology: Results of the 2013 Poll
Please join us for the release of our 2013 national poll surveying the public’s attitudes towards synthetic biology.
Past Event • 02/26/13
Communicating Synthetic Biology: How the Media Covers Emerging Technology
Please join us for a panel discussion about how the media in the United States and Europe covers synthetic biology.
Past Event • 06/29/12
Managing Uncertainty: How to Assess, Test and Demonstrate Safety for Synthetic Biology Applications
The Wilson Center on June 29 hosted a workshop to examine the environmental implications of synthetic biology, bringing together experts from multiple scientific fields, industry, and public interest groups.
Past Event • 04/18/12
Principles for the Oversight of Synthetic Biology: Is the Precautionary Principle Needed?
View the Synthetic Biology Project’s April 18 panel discussion of new report from 113 NGOs calling for officials to observe the precautionary principle in regulating synthetic biology, including a moratorium on commercial uses.
Past Event • 03/27/12
The Art of Synthetic Biology Governance
Join us for a discussion with Dr. Claire Marris about the concepts of “scientific uncertainty” and “cross-borderness” in synthetic biology governance.
Past Event • 12/15/11
Generic Lessons Learned about Societal Responses to Emerging Technologies Perceived as Involving Risks
Join us to discuss how well we have managed the risks associated with advances like nanotechnology and synthetic biology.
Past Event • 09/28/11
Environmental and Social Issues Arising from Synthetic Biology: Redesigning Life
Invited panelists will discuss the science behind synthetic biology, the risks this emerging technology poses to the environment and human health, as well as the socio-economic issues arising from a new “bio-economy” enabled by synthetic biology.
Past Event • 07/28/11
Comprehensive Environmental Assessment and Its Application to Synthetic Biology Applications
A workshop was held to test a Comprehensive Environmental Assessment framework for its ability to identify important research questions to support future ecological risk assessments of synthetic biology applications, using a case study of cyanobacteria engineered to produce industrial products.
Past Event • 07/20/11
Issues arising from Synthetic Biology: What Lies Ahead?
Join us to discuss the findings from a Synthetic Biology Project workshop on “over the horizon” synbio issues.
Past Event • 03/25/11
President’s Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues - The Ethics of Synthetic Biology
Join us to discuss the Presidential Commission on Bioethics report calling for enhanced oversight of synthetic biology.
Past Event • 02/16/11
Socio-Technical Integration Research Project Workshop 4
Join the Synthetic Biology Project on February 16 and 17 for the Socio-Technical Integration Research (STIR) Project Workshop 4.
Past Event • 01/13/11
Beyond Containment: Asessing, Testing and Demonstrating Safety on Release of SynBio Devices and Chassis
This January 2011 event focused on developing methods to address potential risks before rather than after the fact. It looked at biosafety beyond containment, in cases where accidental release may be reasonably expected and/or where conventional containment is not an option as in bioremediation, agricultural and biomedical applications.
Past Event • 09/09/10
Synthetic Biology: What does the public think?
Researchers at the J.C. Venter Institute announced the creation of a bacterial cell controlled by a synthesized genome, a significant milestone in the emerging field of synthetic biology. But did anyone in the public listen?
Past Event • 05/12/10
Synbio in Society: Toward New Forms of Collaboration?
Join us to explore new forms of collaboration that have emerged between scientists and social scientists working on synthetic biology.
Past Event • 03/11/10
BioSecurity: How synthetic biology is changing the way we look at biology and biological threats
The rapidly growing network of do-it-yourself biologists has attracted the attention of both innovators, looking to mobilize a network of creative minds, and security experts, worrying about the proliferation of new capacities to create biological organisms.
Past Event • 11/30/09
Patenting Synthetic Biology — A Transatlantic Perspective
As synthetic biology moves forward, it is critical to understand how the USPTO and EPO will react and respond to synthetic biology applications. This is a unique opportunity to discuss factors influencing intellectual property policy pertaining to synthetic biology with experts from the US and Europe.
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