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Joint BBSRC/EPSRC response to Dialogue report

5 November 2010

BBSRC and EPSRC have written to everyone who contributed to the Synthetic Biology Dialogue report setting out the actions the research councils will take in response.

www.bbsrc.ac.uk/society/dialogue/activities/synthetic-biology/findings-recommendations.aspx

The recently published report drew together the findings from workshops held with 160 members of the public and interviews with 41 individuals with a professional interest in synthetic biology. This formal Dialogue is the first step in an ongoing discussion around synthetic biology and the research councils are committed to taking the report's findings seriously. In addition, many of the issues raised were not specific to synthetic biology but apply more generally to the way that the research councils work. These and other points are addressed in the response.

ENDS

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