Vigilance vs. Precaution: Diverging Directions in U.S. and European Technology Governance?

DAAD/AICGS Fellow Dr. Sascha Dickel examines how the emergence of synthetic biology has affected scientific regulatory principles in both the U.S. and Europe, focusing on the two entities’ respective ethics councils and how they balance the potential promise and risks that accompany new synthetic biology technologies.

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