null 05. Ethics and Synthetic Biology: Four Streams, Three Reports

The Foundation has edited a new report which covers the contents of the presentation delivered by Dr. Thomas Murray at the fifth Josep Egozcue Lectures. Thomas Murray, president emeritus of The Hastings Center of New York, begins the report with a definition of synthetic biology and the current main trends, and continues by exploring the challenges and risks involved in its development. Reports from the EU, Spain and Portugal relating to this discipline are also analyzed. To conclude, the report offers a reflection on the main concerns surrounding the progress of synthetic biology.