Ethical, legal and social issues

In developing Synthetic Biology, academic research, government policy and public support must be aligned. To date, little research on ethics in Synthetic Biology has been published. The Network aims to address this and relevant social concerns by establishing an ethical framework for discussion and engagement with the wider community from the outset. Dr Newson and Prof ter Meulen and Prof Macnaghten  have been instrumental in developing the Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (ELSI) aspects of The Network, and will drive forward the ELSI agenda throughout its lifetime.

Specific ELSI related activities will include:

Some selected reading