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Title: Industrialization of Biology. A Roadmap to Accelerate the Advanced Manufacturing of Chemicals

The report stresses the need for efforts to inform the public of the nature of industrial biotechnology and of its societal benefits, and to make sure that concerns are communicated effectively between the public and other stakeholders. In addition to scientific advances, a number of governance and societal factors will influence the industrialization of biology. Industry norms and standards need to be established in areas such as read/write accuracy for DNA, data and machine technology specifications, and organism performance in terms of production rates and yields. An updated regulatory regime is also needed to accelerate the safe commercialization of new host organisms, metabolic pathways, and chemical products, and regulations should be coordinated across nations to enable rapid, safe, and global access to new technologies and products.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1213471
Report Number(s):
DOE-NAS--0010761-1
DOE Contract Number:
SC0010761
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES