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Ethical and societal aspects

Research in systems biology and synthetic biology aims to understand and to re-engineer the systems level behaviour of biomolecules, biological networks, cells and organisms, be these in the body or in the biosphere. Developments in these areas therefore have the potential to transform many areas of society, ranging from clinical medicine to environmental management. These advances raise important ethical, societal and economical questions that will be addressed through original research bridging science–humanities–arts boundaries, and through engagement with the wider public. 

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