This makes it not only suitable as supplementary material for students but also the perfect companion for policy makers and funding agencies, if they are to make informed decisions about synthetic biology.
Largely coordinated by Markus Schmidt, a policy adviser, and the only European to testify in front of the bioethics commission of the Obama administration.
Introduction (M. Schmidt)
Biofuels (M. Schmidt, M. Porcar, V. Schachter, A. Danchin, I. Mahmutoglu)
Bioremediation (I. Mahmutoglu, L. Pei, M. Porcar, R. Armstrong, M. Bedau)
Biomaterials (L. Pei, M. Morange, R. Armstrong, A. Danchin, M. Porcar)
Other Developments in Synthetic Biology (R. Armstrong, M. Bedau, M. Schmidt)
Regulatory Frameworks for Synthetic Biology (L. Pei, S. Bar–Yam, J. Byers–Corbin, R. Casagrande, F. Eichler, A. Lin, M. Österreicher, P.C. Regardh, R.D. Turlington, K.A. Oye, H. Torgersen, M. Schmidt, Z.–J. Guan, W. Wei)