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Synthetic Biology and MoralityArtificial Life and the Bounds of Nature$
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Gregory E. Kaebnick and Thomas H. Murray

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780262019392

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262019392.001.0001

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Biotechnology as Cultural Meaning: Reflections on the Moral Reception of Synthetic Biology

Biotechnology as Cultural Meaning: Reflections on the Moral Reception of Synthetic Biology

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(p.149) 8 Biotechnology as Cultural Meaning: Reflections on the Moral Reception of Synthetic Biology
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Synthetic Biology and Morality
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Bruce Jennings

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262019392.003.0009

This chapter focuses on the moral and ethical reception of biotechnology in society and the contested cultural and social meanings of synthetic biology as well as concerns about it. As this chapter highlights, these factors play a key role in shaping science policy, as governance in a democracy is based not only on expert knowledge and opinion, but on broader public perception and legitimacy.

Keywords:   social meaning, cultural meaning, biotechnology, moral concerns, synthetic biology, science policy, public perception

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