Breakthroughs in the process of editing the human genome have scientists both "excited and terrified." What are the potential benefits and risks associated with altering human DNA and is science and society prepared for the ethical, moral, and policy questions raised by new technological capabilities?
After more than twenty years of basic and applied research, applications using synthetic biology are gaining in commercial use. But it has been difficult to find out how many “synbio” products are on the market or may come to market soon. This inventory gives the public the best available look at manufacturer-identified synbio-based products and the companies that produce them.
This report summarizes the July 2015 workshop Citizen Science & Crowdsourcing Metadata Workshop, which was hosted by the Wilson Center's Commons Lab in coordination with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Federal Community of Practice on Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science.