Risk Engineering

Synthetic Biology

Character and Impact

Editors: Giese, B.M., Pade, C., Wigger, H., von Gleich, A. (Eds.)

  • Inside view, comprehensive analysis and description of this new field of science and technology
  • Written by authors with an exceptional reputation in Synthetic Biology as well as science and technology assessment and policy
  • Strong public concern that synthetic biology may supercede genetic engineering in view of risks and opportunities
  • Includes the scientific and technological 'state of the art', environmental, legal, and philosophical considerations as well as recommendations for governance
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About this book

Synthetic Biology is already an object of intensive debate. However, to a great extent the discussion to date has been concerned with fundamental ethical, religious and philosophical questions. By contrast, based on an investigation of the field’s scientific and technological character, this book focuses on new functionalities provided by synthetic biology and explores the associated opportunities and risks. Following an introduction to the subject and a discussion of the most central paradigms and methodologies, the book provides an overview of the structure of this field of science and technology. It informs the reader about the current stage of development, as well as topical problems and potential opportunities in important fields of application.

But not only the science itself is in focus. In order to investigate its broader impact, ecological as well as ethical implications will be considered, paving the way for a discussion of responsibilities in the context of a field at a transitional crossroads between basic and applied science. In closing, the requirements for a suitable regulatory framework are discussed.

The book is intended as a source of information and orientation for researchers, students and practitioners in the natural sciences and technology assessment; for members of scientific and technological, governmental and funding institutions; and for members of the general public interested in essential information on the current status, prospects and implications of synthetic biology.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Synthetic Biology as Late-Modern Technology

    Schmidt, Jan C.

    Pages 1-30

  • Synthetic Biology at the Limits of Science

    Nordmann, Alfred

    Pages 31-58

  • Complexity in Synthetic Biology: Unnecessary or Essential?

    Bölker, Michael

    Pages 59-69

  • Characterizing Synthetic Biology Through Its Novel and Enhanced Functionalities

    Pade, Christian (et al.)

    Pages 71-104

  • Synthetic Biology: The Next Step Forward for Industrial Biotechnology

    Klöck, Gerd

    Pages 105-111

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eBook $99.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-02782-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 28, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34984-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Synthetic Biology
Book Subtitle
Character and Impact
Editors
  • Bernd M. Giese
  • Christian Pade
  • Henning Wigger
  • Arnim von Gleich
Series Title
Risk Engineering
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-02783-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-02783-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-02782-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34984-8
Series ISSN
2195-433X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 273
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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