A transatlantic perspective on 20 emerging issues in biological engineering

Advances in biological engineering are likely to have substantial impacts on global society. To explore these potential impacts we ran a horizon scanning exercise to capture a range of perspectives on the opportunities and risks presented by biological engineering. We first identified 70 potential issues, and then used an iterative process to prioritise 20 issues that we considered to be emerging, to have potential global impact, and to be relatively unknown outside the field of biological engineering. The issues identified may be of interest to researchers, businesses and policy makers in sectors such as health, energy, agriculture and the environment.

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Author Wintle, Bonnie C
Last Updated November 20, 2019, 16:44 (UTC)
Created August 1, 2019, 10:29 (UTC)
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Citation Report https://scite.ai/reports/10.7554/eLife.30247
DOI 10.7554/eLife.30247
Date Last Updated 2019-08-01T10:29:26.052812
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Funder code(s) Gates Cambridge Trust (); Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (Manchester Synthetic Biology Research Centre for Fine and Speciality Chemicals BB/M017702/1, Institute Strategic Programme Grant BBS/E/C/00005207); Templeton World Charity Foundation (TWCF0128/AB82)
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