Genetic frontiers for conservation:An assessment of synthetic biology and biodiversity conservation

Alphey, Luke, Bennet, Elizabeth, Delborne, Jason, Eggermont, Hilde, Esvelt, Kevin, Kingirl, Ann, Kokotovich, Adam, Kolodziejczyk, Bartomiej, Kuiken, Todd, Mead, Aroha, Oliva, Maria, Perello, Edward, Slobodian, Lydia, Thizy, Delphine, Tompkins, Daniel, Winter, Gerd, Campbell, Karl, Elsensohn, Johanna, Holmes, Nick, Farmer, Chris, Keitt, Bradford, Leftwich, Philip, Maloney, Tom, Masiga, Daniel, Newhouse, Andrew, Novak, Ben, Phelan, Ryan, Powell, William, Rollins-Smith, Louise and van Oppen, Madeline (2019) Genetic frontiers for conservation:An assessment of synthetic biology and biodiversity conservation. IUCN. ISBN 978-2-8317-1974-0

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In recent years synthetic biology has emerged as a suite of techniques and technologies that enable humans to read, interpret, modify, design and manufacture DNA in order to rapidly influence the forms and functions of cells and organisms, with the potential to reach whole species and ecosystems. As synthetic biology continues to evolve, new tools emerge, novel applications are proposed, and basic research is applied. This assessment is one part of IUCN’s effort to provide recommendations and guidance regarding the potential positive and negative impacts of synthetic biology on biodiversity conservation; it comprises a full assessment and a short synthesis report.

Item Type: Book
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2019 11:30
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2021 03:01
DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.CH.2019.05.en

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