Team:Arizona State/Biosecurity


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A Policy Analysis on the Implications of iGEM and DIY biology on Biosecurity and Law

Members of the 2013 ASU iGEM Team recently had the privilege to attend specialized Honors Course at ASU’s Sandra Day O’ Connor School of Law. Three undergraduate students attending Arizona State University were permitted to enroll in Dr. Gary Marchant’s Biotechnology Law course, where the legal, ethical, and societal implications of biotechnology were discussed in great deal with a strong focus on policy. Based on education from the course, members of ASU iGEM evaluated various safety and security points in both synthetic biology and the biotechnology movement as a whole.