This article has been updated to provide a timeline for the creation and distribution of the IASB's code of conduct.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The International Association of Synthetic Biology announced that it has finalized its code of conduct for gene synthesis, covering ethics, biosafety, and biosecurity aspects of gene synthesis.

The code of conduct put forth by the European group was finalized on Nov. 3 in a workshop in Cambridge, Mass., and then circulated among workshop participants and distributed to stakeholders before being announced this week.

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