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Time for a Synthetic Biology Asilomar?

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Science  09 Jan 2004:
Vol. 303, Issue 5655, pp. 159
DOI: 10.1126/science.303.5655.159

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Synthetic microbes might one day clean up pollutants, produce hydrogen for fuel, improve gene therapy, and more. But synthetic biology also raises some real dangers, bioethicists say.