According to the Edinburgh Evening News, a positive public view of synthetic biology is in the cards. As part of Edinburgh Univeristy's ESRC Genomics Forum, researchers evaluated people's perceptions of synthetic biology via a card game, which "allows a small group to find out about an issue, discuss it, seek common ground, and give their views," according to the ESRC Web site. The group's Steve Yearley told the Edinburgh Evening News that "this novel consultation suggests that members of the public see benefits in this approach [synthetic biology], though there are also important concerns about regulation and malign applications."
In the Cards
Aug 30, 2010