Dear readers of this blog,
as you are linked to various networks I hope
that you send this post through your networks so that the students get
many responses to the synthetic biology survey they designed. They worked very hard on the survey.
You find the survey here
I am the convener of a team of four undergraduate students (all in the
bachelor of health sciences in my faculty, three finished the first
year, one finished the second year) that looks into the ethical, legal, social.. issues of synthetic biology.
They the “Calgary iGEM Ethics Team” will present their finding -which will include the results of the survey- at the International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition iGEM.
“The International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition is the
premiere Synthetic Biology competition and currently the largest
Synthetic Biology conference in the world. Working at their own schools
over the summer, participants use standard biological parts to design,
build, and operate biological systems in living cells. During the first
weekend of November, they share their work at the iGEM Competition
Jamboree at MIT and in competition for a variety of awards for
excellence. They add their new parts to the Registry of Standard
Biological Parts for the students in the next year’s competition.”
The Calgary iGEM Ethics team is the first undergraduate team to present on the ethical, legal, social.. issues of synthetic biology at iGEM.
Thanks again for your help.