Guiding Ethical Principles in Engineering Biology Research

Publication Date: May 2021 | Originally published in ACS Synthetic Biology.

This publication introduces and contextualizes the EBRC Statement of Ethics in Engineering Biology Research. In brief, the six core principles are i) to use engineering biology to benefit the world; ii) to weigh benefits of research against potential harms; iii) to incorporate justice into all aspects of engineering biology; iv) to share research; v) to protect the freedoms of individuals and researchers; and vi) to support open communication between researchers and other stakeholders.

Citation: ACS Synthetic Biology 2021 10 (5), 907-910. DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.1c00129


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