Synthetic Biology Products May Increasingly Fall Outside Regulatory System – Study

"Genetically engineered organisms increasingly are being developed in ways that leave them outside of federal oversight, and synthetic biology will accelerate this trends, according to a report released May 28 by the J. Craig Venter Institute."

"Synthetic biology involves making DNA from scratch (rather than obtaining it from living organisms) and combining it to form genes or other biological systems designed to carry out specific tasks such as producing biofuels or secreting precursors of medical drugs […]"

"By 2020, the global market for products made with synthetic biology is projected to be in the billion of dollars, according to market intelligence firms."

"Key companies involved in the global synthetic biology market include Agrivida Inc., Biosearch Technologies Inc., DuPont, Evolva Holding SA and Exxon Mobil Corp., according to Transparency Market Research."

Article on Bloomberg BNA: http://ow.ly/xNLkm 

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May 28 Genetically engineered organisms increasingly are being developed in ways that leave them outside of federal oversight and synthetic biology will accelerate this trends according to a report released May 28 by the J. Craig Venter Institute.

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