SYNENERGENE Newsletter 06


Newsletter 06, May 2017

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Citizen Health Innovators

Citizen Health Innovators are increasingly equipped with the crowdfunding tools to shape their own medical futures; but will societal and regulatory conditions give them legitimacy?

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Adaptive biosafety assessment in synthetic biology

One of the issues frequently popping up in debates about synthetic biology (synbio) is the possibility of introducing new and yet unknown types of biological risks. Both our unfamiliarity with undesirable impacts on health and environment and the high speed of development of new tools and applications raises the question how to apply Responsible Research & Innovation principles in risk assessment and risk governance procedures.

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GMO 2.0 online searchable database

ETC Group has developed an online searchable database of 'GMO 2.0’ ingre-dients.  The beta version of 'GMO 2.0 database’ was launched at Natural Products Expo West 2017 in California and is now openly available for general testing.

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BerryMaker Game App launches

In April 2017 BACH-BERRY launched BerryMaker – an exciting science game exploring the world of synthetic biology and berries through the eyes of a biotech start-up!

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‘Invincible’ was a participatory theatre production produced by Kilter in partnership with researchers from University of Bristol SynBio and with support from the Public Engagement Team at University of Bristol.

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International Online Dialogue

In May 2017 the Public Engagement Team from the University of Bristol will launch an International Online Dialogue designed to help surface the concerns and views of young people aged 11-25 on synthetic biology.

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Short reports and comments

Biosecurity in the Gene Synthesis Industry

Synenergene at Ciênca Viva

Possible tomorrows

iGEMer Guide to the Future

The do-it yourself movement as a source of innovation in biotechnology - and much more

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SYNENERGENE is a four-years mobilization and mutual learning action plan (MMLAP) supported by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme. The project aims at initiating and fostering public dialogue on synthetic biology and mutual learning processes among a wide variety of stakeholders from science, industry, civil society, education, art and other fields.



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