Synthetic Biology / Edition 1

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This is the only book to focus on industrial and environmentalapplications of synthetic biology, covering 17 of the mostpromising uses in the areas of biofuel, bioremediation andbiomaterials. The contributions are written by experts fromacademia, non-profit organizations and industry, outlining not onlythe scientific basics but also the economic, environmental andethical impact of the new technologies.
This makes it not only suitable as supplementary material forstudents but also the perfect companion for policy makers andfunding agencies, if they are to make informed decisions aboutsynthetic biology.
Largely coordinated by Markus Schmidt, a policy adviser, and theonly European to testify in front of the bioethics commission ofthe Obama administration.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783527331833
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/19/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 266
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Markus Schmidt has an interdisciplinary background with aneducation in electronic and biomedical engineering, biology (MSc)and risk research (PhD). His research interests include riskassessment, the science-society interface, and technologyassessment (TA) of novel bio-, nano- and converging technologies.Since 2005 he pioneered synthetic biology safety and ELSI researchin Europe. See: for details.

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary (M. Schmidt)
Introduction (M. Schmidt)
Biofuels (M. Schmidt, M. Porcar, V. Schachter, A. Danchin, I.Mahmutoglu)
Bioremediation (I. Mahmutoglu, L. Pei, M. Porcar, R. Armstrong, M.Bedau)
Biomaterials (L. Pei, M. Morange, R. Armstrong, A. Danchin, M.Porcar)
Other Developments in Synthetic Biology (R. Armstrong, M. Bedau, M.Schmidt)
Regulatory Frameworks for Synthetic Biology (L. Pei, S. Bar-Yam, J.Byers-Corbin, R. Casagrande, F. Eichler, A. Lin, M.Österreicher, P.C. Regardh, R.D. Turlington, K.A. Oye, H.Torgersen, M. Schmidt, Z.-J. Guan, W. Wei)

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