Publications

A Guide for Communicating Synthetic Biology
Publications • 09/29/14A Guide for Communicating Synthetic Biology

This document provides a set of guidelines to help organizations, institutions, journalists, and others discuss the emerging field of synthetic biology with a variety of audiences.

Creating a Research Agenda for the Ecological Implications of Synthetic Biology
Publications • 06/01/14Creating a Research Agenda for the Ecological Implications of Synthetic Biology

This report presents a set of key research areas to guide the study of the potential ecological impacts of synthetic biology.

Perceptions of Synthetic Biology and Neural Engineering
Publications • 05/15/14Perceptions of Synthetic Biology and Neural Engineering

This report summarizes key findings from two focus groups held in April 2014, which sought to gauge awareness of synthetic biology and neural engineering.

Seven Myths and Realities about Do-It-Yourself Biology
Publications • 11/19/13Seven Myths and Realities about Do-It-Yourself Biology

The first-ever survey of Do-It-Yourself Biology (DIYbio) practitioners finds the community to be far different from fearful and often sensationalist media representations.

The Nagoya Protocol and Synthetic Biology Research: A Look at the Potential Impacts
Publications • 11/08/13The Nagoya Protocol and Synthetic Biology Research: A Look at the Potential Impacts

A new report from the Synthetic Biology Project looks at how the Nagoya Protocol may affect U.S. researchers working in the field of synthetic biology.

DIYbio Survey Results
Publications • 09/09/13DIYbio Survey Results

The first-ever survey of Do-It-Yourself Biology (DIYbio) practitioners by the Synthetic Biology Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars finds the community to be far different from fearful and often sensationalist media representations. This document features the raw results of the survey.

Awareness & Impressions of Synthetic Biology 2013
Publications • 03/20/13Awareness & Impressions of Synthetic Biology 2013

Three out of four adults surveyed in a national poll released today have heard “just a little” or “nothing at all” about synthetic biology, a level of awareness that has changed little since 2010.

Trends in American and European Press Coverage of Synthetic Biology: 2008 – 2011
Publications • 12/05/12Trends in American and European Press Coverage of Synthetic Biology: 2008 – 2011

This report looks at US and EU press coverage of synthetic biology at a time of key discoveries in the field.

Synthetic Biology Newsletter 2.0
Publications • 07/18/11Synthetic Biology Newsletter 2.0

The Synthetic Biology Newsletter is an initiative of LIS Consult and the Synthetic Biology Project of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Synthetic Biology Newsletter
Publications • 11/29/10Synthetic Biology Newsletter

The Synthetic Biology Newsletter is an initiative of LIS Consult and the Synthetic Biology Project of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Poll: Awareness & Impressions Of Synthetic Biology
Publications • 09/09/10Poll: Awareness & Impressions Of Synthetic Biology

By 2-1, Americans believe synthetic biology should be allowed to move forward.

Trends in Synthetic Biology Research Funding in the United States and Europe
Publications • 06/04/10Trends in Synthetic Biology Research Funding in the United States and Europe

The Synthetic Biology Project found that the U.S. government has spent around $430m on synbio research since 2005.

Nanotechnology, Synthetic Biology, & Public Opinion
Publications • 09/29/09Nanotechnology, Synthetic Biology, & Public Opinion

90 percent of Americans think that the public should be better informed about the development of cutting-edge technologies.

Ethical Issues in Synthetic Biology
Publications • 06/24/09Ethical Issues in Synthetic Biology

A new report presents a framework for addressing the social and ethical issues surrounding the emerging field of synthetic biology.

New Life, Old Bottles
Publications • 03/25/09New Life, Old Bottles

Examines the benefits and drawbacks of using the existing U.S. regulatory framework for biotechnology to cover the new products and processes enabled by synthetic biology.

Trends in American & European Press Coverage of Synthetic Biology
Publications • 11/01/08Trends in American & European Press Coverage of Synthetic Biology

Tracking the last five years of media coverage

Poll: Risks and Benefits of Synthetic Biology and Nanotechnology
Publications • 09/18/08Poll: Risks and Benefits of Synthetic Biology and Nanotechnology

Nearly nine in 10 Americans say they have heard just a little or nothing at all about synthetic biology

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