Enabling a next generation of synthetic biology community organization and leadership

Megan J. Palmer*, Michael C. Jewett

*Corresponding author for this work

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Synthetic biology seeks to make engineering of complex biological functions more efficient, reliable, and predictable. Advancing the process of engineering biology requires community organization and leadership. As synthetic biology matures into a globally significant enterprise, the community needs to enable a next generation of leaders to organize the field?s responsible advancement. We discuss key points raised at a community meeting on these issues at SB6.0-the Sixth International Meeting on Synthetic Biology-and highlight opportunities to carry forward the conversation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-120
Number of pages4
JournalACS synthetic biology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 21 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)
  • Biomedical Engineering


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