Wednesday 14 November 2012, 17:30 - 21:00
Chemistry Centre, Burlington House, London
This panel discussion and debate explored the science and ethics of synthetic biology and what it could mean for the UK. For better or worse, synthetic biology is featuring more and more often in the media as scientists make new advances that attract headlines. News stories highlight some of the many ways in which synthetic biology could improve people's lives - from bio-energy and chemicals all the way through to drug delivery and regenerative medicine. But increased attention also raises important issues around ethics, regulation and public acceptance.
The event was hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry. It was also organised in collaboration with BioCentre.
Watch the debate:
You can now watch the debate back at The Reaction. As well as an audience in London, the panel took questions from an audience at the University of Bristol via this live video link.
Darren Smyth has written up his thoughts at The IP Alchemist
We published a brief note at the Science Policy Talking Post
RSC staff Storified the tweets sent by audience members and outside observers
If you have written anything up about the event, please get in contact via email or Twitter