A transatlantic perspective on 20 emerging issues in biological engineering

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Wintle, B. C., Boehm, C. R., Rhodes, C., Molloy J. C., Millett, P., Adam, L., Breitling, R., Carlson, R., Casogrande, R., Dando, M., Doubleday, R., Drexler, E., Edwards, B., Ellis, T., Evans, N. G., Hammond, R., Haseloff, J., Kahl, L., Kuiken, T., Lichman, B. R., Matthewman, C. A., Napier, J. A., Oheigeartaigh, S. S., Patron, N. J., Perello, E., Shapira, P., Tail, J., Takano, E and Sutherland, W. J. 2017. A transatlantic perspective on 20 emerging issues in biological engineering. eLife. 6 (e30247).

AuthorsWintle, B. C., Boehm, C. R., Rhodes, C., Molloy J. C., Millett, P., Adam, L., Breitling, R., Carlson, R., Casogrande, R., Dando, M., Doubleday, R., Drexler, E., Edwards, B., Ellis, T., Evans, N. G., Hammond, R., Haseloff, J., Kahl, L., Kuiken, T., Lichman, B. R., Matthewman, C. A., Napier, J. A., Oheigeartaigh, S. S., Patron, N. J., Perello, E., Shapira, P., Tail, J., Takano, E and Sutherland, W. J.
Abstract

Advances in biological engineering are likely to have substantial impacts on global society. To explore these potential impacts we ran a horizon scanning exercise to capture a range of perspectives on the opportunities and risks presented by biological engineering. We first identified 70 potential issues, and then used an iterative process to prioritise 20 issues that we considered to be emerging, to have potential global impact, and to be relatively unknown outside the field of biological engineering. The issues identified may be of interest to researchers, businesses and policy makers in sectors such as health, energy, agriculture and the environment.

Year of Publication2017
JournaleLife
Journal citation6 (e30247)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.7554/elife.30247
Open accessPublished as ‘gold’ (paid) open access
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Gates Cambridge Trust
Templeton World Charity Foundation
Funder project or codeDesigning oilseeds for nutrition and health
Manchester Synthetic Biology Research Centre for Fine and Speciality Chemicals
TWCF0128/AB82
Accepted author manuscript
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Print14 Nov 2017
Publication process dates
Accepted26 Oct 2017
PublisherElife Sciences Publications Ltd
Copyright licenseCC BY
ISSN2050-084X

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