Team:TUDelft/Ethics references



    • Constructing Life – Early social reflections on the emerging field of synthetic biology, Huib de Vriend (for Rathenau Institute), The Hague December 2006, Chapter 2.1
    • Synthetic biology, SA Benner AM Sismour, Nature reviews genetics, July 2005, V6 p533
    • TU Delft “Ethics and Engineering” reader for the courses on ethics and engineering at Delft University of Technology by Zandvoort, van de Poel, Brumsen, Roeser, Dept. of Philosophy, January 2004 edition, Delft.
    • GE Moore’s Principa Ethica on Naturalness and the naturalistic fallacy
    • “Natuurlijk”, A. v’t Hoog, Bioniews 2, 2 February 2008
    • Synthetics: the ethics of Synthetic Biology, IDEA League Summerschool paper, August 2007, The Netherlands
    • European Commission, NEST Pathfinder Synbiosafe – Safety and ethics of synthetic life, 2007
    • Synthetic Biology – Social and ethical challenges, A Balmer P Martin, Institute for Science and Society, University of Nottingham, May 2008
    • Leven maken – Maatschappelijke reflectie op de opkomst van synthetische biologie, H de Vriend R van Est B Walhout, Rathenau Institute, Den Haag, June 2007
    • Synbiosafe Background Document for the synbiosafe e-conference, 29 April 2008,
    • See e.g. recent Eurobarometer surveys (Europeans and Biotechnology in 2005: Patterns and Trends, 244b)
    • Jim Thomas (Research Programme Manager / Writer of the ETC group), in an expert interview at the Synthetic Biology 3.0 Conference in Zurich, June 2007 -
    • Scenarios for the future of synthetic biology, Aldrich Newcomb Carlson, Industrial Biotechnology, Spring 2008, V4 N1 39-49
    • Martin Rees (author of the book “Our Final Century” about the end of existence of our society) on the Long Bets website (, stating that “By 2020, bioterror or bioerror will lead to one million casualties in a single event”.
    • "Dilemmas in a General Theory of Planning", Horst Rittel and Melvin Webber, Policy Sciences Vol. 4, Elsevier Scientific Publishing Company Inc., Amsterdam, 1973, p. 155-169
    • Dialogue mapping: building shared understanding of wicked problems, Jeff Conklin, 2006, Wiley & Sons Ltd., England
    • Synbiosafe website, see for more information
    • The 3.0 conference in Zurich:

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