Regulating risks in synthetic biology

Sathyarajan, Sachin, Pisupati, Balakrishna, Verma, Neeraj and Dhar, Pawan K (2021) Regulating risks in synthetic biology. Asian Biotechnology and Development Review, 23 (3). pp. 101-112. ISSN 09727566

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Synthetic Biology is considered as a key emerging technology. Globally regulating risks in Synthetic Biology is a contentious issue. Discussions on regulating Synthetic Biology and it’s relevance for various treaties, conventions and protocols are on going in many fora, convened under, inter alia, Convention on Biological Diversity. Given it’s ramifications, such discussions are inevitable. Regulating biosafety and biosecurity, and, liability for harm are key themes on which discussions are being held. This article describes these developments and their importance. In India the XII th Five Year Plan considered harnessing synthetic biology for national development and regulating it. India has a biotechnology regulatory regime. But develop a robust policy for synthetic biology, foresight and analysis are needed. The global developments on regulating synthetic biology are relevant for development and regulation of synthetic biology in India

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Biosafety | Convention on Biological Diversity | Harm and Liability | Risk assessment
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2022 11:41
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2022 11:41


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