Emerging biotechnologies: technology, choice and the public good
Biotechnologies are significant in many aspects of life, from food and energy production to medicine, industry, and economic development.
- To examine common social, ethical and legal issues raised by emerging biotechnologies, in particular the implications for policy, governance and public engagement.
- To explore issues of benefits, harms, risk, precaution, uncertainty, public perception and intellectual property related to emerging biotechnologies.
- To consider the above areas in light of the historical and social context in which biotechnologies have in the past developed and been received and managed.
- To draft a report and make recommendations on research, policy, governance and public engagement.