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September 10, 2010 / Martijn

Public looks at synthetic biology, cautiously

Synthetic biology — defined as the design and construction of new biological parts, devices, and systems or re-design of existing natural biological systems for useful purposes — holds enormous potential to improve everything from energy production to medicine, with the global market projected to reach $4.5 billion by 2015. But what does the public know about this emerging field, and what are their hopes and concerns?

via Public looks at synthetic biology — cautiously.

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