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Professionalization as a Governance Strategy for Synthetic Biology

Weir, Lorna; Selgelid, Michael


This article considers professionalization as a governance strategy for synthetic biology, reporting on social science interviews done with scientists, science journal editors, members of science advisory boards and authors of nongovernmental policy reports on synthetic biology. After summarizing their observations about the potential advantages and disadvantages of the professionalization of synthetic biology, we analyze professionalization as a strategy that overcomes dichotomies found in the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Systems and Synthetic Biology
DOI: 10.1007/s11693-009-9037-4


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