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08/06/2017

Julie Carrera and colleagues found hundreds of contract manufacturing companies capable of producing dual use chemicals and biological agents. Almost all companies are located in countries where they are subject to strategic trade controls.

07/06/2017

On 20 March 2017, some 30 French research institutions, civil society organisations and associations signed the "Charter for Participatory Science and Research" in the presence of Thierry Mandon, State Secretary for Higher Education and Research.

30/05/2017

On 24-25 April 2017, SYNENERGENE organised a workshop on Mutual Learning in Synthetic Biology: POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF RRI in Brussels. The workshop offered a platform for exchange on experiences and perspectives from the SYNENERGENE project.

04/05/2017

One of the issues frequently popping up in debates about synthetic biology (synbio) is the possibility of introducing new and yet unknown types of biological risks.

04/05/2017

Citizen Health Innovators are increasingly equipped with the crowdfunding tools to shape their own medical futures; but will societal and regulatory conditions give them legitimacy?

04/05/2017

ETC Group has developed an online searchable database of 'GMO 2.0’ ingre-dients.  The beta version of 'GMO 2.0 database’ was launched at Natural Products Expo West 2017 in California and is now openly available for general testing.

04/05/2017

‘Invincible’ was a participatory theatre production produced by Kilter in partnership with researchers from University of Bristo

04/05/2017

In April 2017 BACH-BERRY launched BerryMaker – an exciting science game exploring the world of synthetic biology and berries

04/05/2017

In May 2017 the Public Engagement Team from the University of Bristol will launch an International Online Dialogue designed to help surface the concerns and views of young people aged 11-25 on synthetic biolo

18/04/2017

In March 2017, The European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) published a report on "Genome editing: scientific opportunities, public interests and policy options in the European Union".

18/04/2017

The Danish Centre for Biosecurity and Biopreparedness published the English version of its report "Biological Security Threats - situation report on biological attacks, weapons development and misuse" in December 2016.

16/12/2016

On Friday, December 9th 2016, a multimedia event for the general public titled "Synthetic biology: bioreality and biofiction" took place at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana in the scope of the EU 7th Framework programme "SYNENERGENE: Responsible Research and Innovation in Synthetic Biology" project.

12/12/2016

Notions of ‘Responsible Research and Innovation’ (RRI) or ‘Responsible Innovation’ have evolved over at least ten years, both in the EU and the US.

12/12/2016

The last weekend of October 2016, I was at the Giant Jamboree in Boston, USA, to meet as many members of the iGEM community as possible and present them with a tool we developed for them in order to support the community for a respon

12/12/2016

Doing It Together Science (DITOs) will implement many innovative participatory event formats across Europe focusing on the active involvement of citizens in two critical areas: the cutting edge topic of biodesign and the pressing area of envi

12/12/2016

In the past years, there has been a growing interest within the art and design community to engage with life sciences—from growing biomaterials (i.e., make mycelium furniture) to designing genetic circuits (i.e., explore bacterial photography

12/12/2016

On October 27-31 the international Genetic Engineering Machine competition (iGEM) welcomed 3,000 attendees to Boston for the Giant Jamboree, the annual gathering of students presenting their projects.

16/06/2016

The SYNENERGENE Forum is a large public event which will discuss the promises and implications of synthetic biology from a societal perspective. This programme gives detailed information about the sessions, workshops and speakers and venues.

09/06/2016

The SYNENERGENE Forum is a large public event which will discuss the promises and implications of synthetic biology from a societal perspective.

10/05/2016

Making_Life was a project about art and synthetic biology organized by the Finnish Bioartsociety in Helsinki.

10/05/2016

What is the future of biotechnology? How can we create an ecosystem that integrates traditional and non-traditional actors and bolsters innovation?

10/05/2016

Synthetic biology (synbio) is a very young and still unconsolidated new emerging technology.

10/05/2016

On 14-15 January 2016, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hosted the joint final event of 4 European projects, all working with the concept of RRI.

12/04/2016

The SYNENERGENE Forum from 24-25th June 2016 is a large public event which will discuss the promises and implications of synthetic biology from a societal perspective.

06/04/2016

This article outlines the role of synthetic biology in current industrial biotechnology production platforms, and gives insights into possible further developments.

24/03/2016

The RRI Toolkit has been published by the consortium of the RRI Tools project, currently in a beta version.

The toolkit

25/02/2016

This transatlantic exchange of perspectives on bioeconomy notions was organised by KIT-ITAS and TU Darmstadt in collaboration with the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts and took place in Brussels at the Palace of the Academies on October 8 & 9, 2015. The workshop brought together European and U.S. experts from the fields of policymaking, industry and civil society organisations discussing different stakeholder perspectives on bioeconomic notions, expectations and future challenges.

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