Focus on Responsibility and Governance

Convened by Hilton El Conquistador
Tucson, AZ, United States
12-04-2012 - 12-07-2012

The ISGP conference 21st Century Borders/Synthetic Biology: Focus on Responsibility and Governance, convened in partnership with the University of Arizona, was held  at the Hilton El Conquistador Hotel, Tucson, Arizona, United States, on Dec. 4–7, 2012.

Biographical information of scientific presenters

 

Policy Position papers

ISGP Podcast: Lean, Mean, Protein Machine

Eliot Herman
Our world faces a challenge: we need more animal protein to feed humans...and to feed the animals that feed the humans. One strategy to achieve this g...

ISGP Podcast: Life as We [Don't] Know It

Markus Schmidt
  You've heard of DNA, but what about XNA? XNA is a product of xenobiology, which is the development of new organisms using a genetic code tha...

ISGP Podcast: 'Terms & Conditions'


How can synthetic biology products be regulated so as to maximize their benefits and minimize their potential to create harm? Although there is no one...

ISGP Podcast: DIY Bill Nye


The pros and cons of  DIY Bio are explored in the debate of “Do-It-Yourself Biology: Reality and the Path Toward Innovation,” a paper by Dr. Todd...

21st Century Borders/Synthetic Biology: Focus on Responsibility and Governance

This book was developed by the ISGP from the policy position papers, debates, and caucuses at the conference 21st Century Borders/Synthetic Biology: F...
This book was developed by the ISGP from the policy position papers, debates, and caucuses at the conference 21st Century Borders/Synthetic Biology: F...

Governance of Synthetic Biology

Dr. Robert Friedman
Chief Operating Officer and Professor, J. Craig Venter Institute, United States Summary Synthetic biology is … biotechnology. From a polic...

Do-It-Yourself Biology: Reality and the Path Toward Innovation

Dr. Todd Kuiken
Senior Research Associate, Science and Technology Innovation Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, United States Summary Th...

Policy Innovation in Synthetic Biology Governance

Dr. Jennifer Kuzma and Ms. Leili Fatehi
Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, United States Summary Governance for synthetic biology (SB) is a topic of current po...

Safeguarding the Genetic Firewall with Xenobiology

Dr. Markus Schmidt
Founder, Biofaction KG, Austria Summary While progress is being made in synthetic biology to make biology easier to engineer, the safety regula...

The Challenge To Meet Global Need For Protein Sources For Animal Production

Prof. Eliot Herman
Professor, School of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, United States Summary Increasing prosperity in populous countries has accelerated an...