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May 15, 2012

Potential of Synthetic Biology

Authors of the Point of the View article in our May 15 issue state that the “science behind synthetic biology rests on questionable theory. In addition, the undeniable power of the technology to alter living systems also contains potential for harm.” But others believe that advancements made over the last decade are signaling the beginning of a new era, one that provides a new level of scientific inquiry and promises to reshape medicine, biomedical research, and biotechnology.

Do you think synthetic biology has the ability to offer solutions for problems related to health and the environment?

Yes
 
  59.5%
No
 
  19.0%
Maybe
 
  19.0%
Undecided
 
  2.4%

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