Public Response to Synthetic Genomics

Alka Malhotra, AWIS writer

The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) came into the spotlight in May 2010 with the publication of a manuscript in the journal Science. This paper was titled “Creation of a bacterial cell controlled by a chemically synthesized genome”. The media scrutiny was intense, as were public opinions. To address the concerns of the public, the San Diego based Center for Ethics in Science and Technology organized a public forum to discuss the ethical issues surrounding this research.

 

 

To read the rest of this article please visit the San Diego AWIS newsletter here, one page 3: Nov_Dec_2010