By Matt Jones

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News)– The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) in a meeting on Friday heard a summary of a White House-commissioned report on synthetic biology that details a number of steps that should be taken to oversee synbio research without undercutting innovation.

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