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Observations on NGO campaign on Ecover use of Synbio

I prepared this overview of the issues around this particular debate for the UK Synthetic Biology  Leadership Council Governance Sub-Group meeting at the end of last year and thought someone may be interested. Background: NGO campaign against Synbio in cleaning materials In Spring of 2014 Ecover and Method (brands owned by Ecover) came under pressure […]

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Which ‘doors of science are best left closed’?

Are there ever occasions where the world has ‘resisted a dubious application’? Occasions in which doors could have been opened, but because of the moral, ethical or social concerns of scientists or business have been left closed?

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