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Synthetic Biologists Debate Policing Themselves

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Science  26 May 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5777, pp. 1116
DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5777.1116

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BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA-- Three decades after geneticists convening in Asilomar agreed to voluntary guidelines on recombinant DNA experiments, synthetic biologists meeting here this week began hammering out a "community declaration" to promote security and safety in their nascent field. (Read more.)