Regulating What Has Yet To Be Created: An Introduction
Texas Law Review Online, Forthcoming
15 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2019 Last revised: 26 Aug 2019
Date Written: July 13, 2019
The emerging field of synthetic biology — with the potential for engineering life from scratch — has inherited the laws and regulations of its biotechnology precursor. Yet, synthetic biology allows scientists to do entirely new things. This Article considers the resulting legal and ethical issues, after surveying the technological capabilities developed by the field of synthetic biology.
Keywords: synthetic biology, bioethics, health law
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