Second SYNENERGENE Newsletter released
The second edition of our SYNENERGENE Newsletters is available for download! The SYNENERGENE Newsletters provide you with information about a wide range of activities undertaken in this four-years project. In this second edition we highlight two SYNENERGENE activities. In the current phase of synthetic biology Theatrical Debate is a tool that helps people to imagine what this technology may bring and to reflect on opportunities and threat. The Synthetic Biology Monitor is not only a technical platform providing access to relevant literature in socieal sciences, but also most importantly a new wider approach for consulting which is based on the exploitation of information engineering and the potentialities of the web.
Two other articles deal with examples of synthetic biology in the context of repeatedly discussed issues in synthetic biology. The BioHack Academy is an example of how the Do-it-Yourself biology community seeks for new approaches to attempts to democratising science and technology by means of open access while exploring the ethical and social dimensions. Meanwhile, in publications on new (potential) applications of synthetic biology such as an opiate producing yeast the authors warn for its dual-use potential and call for governance measures.
The second SYNENERGENE newsletter can be viewed online at http://www.lisconsult.nl/index.php?option=com_acymailing&ctrl=archive&task=view&mailid=47&key=HIUZrmdc&tmpl=component
The first edition is still available at http://www.lisconsult.nl/index.php?option=com_acymailing&ctrl=archive&task=view&mailid=32&key=11v3SK6O&subid=1157-OW8ht1K4KRnQrt&tmpl=component