Journal article

Bioengineering horizon scan 2020

Luke Kemp, Laura Adam, Christian R Boehm, Rainer Breitling, Rocco Casagrande, Malcolm Dando, Appolinaire Djikeng, Nicholas G Evans, Richard Hammond, Kelly Hills, Lauren A Holt, Todd Kuiken, Alemka Markotic, Piers Millett, Johnathan A Napier, Cassidy Nelson, Sean S Oheigeartaigh, Anne Osbourn, Megan J Palmer, Nicola J Patron Show all

ELIFE | ELIFE SCIENCES PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Horizon scanning is intended to identify the opportunities and threats associated with technological, regulatory and social change. In 2017 some of the present authors conducted a horizon scan for bioengineering (Wintle et al., 2017). Here we report the results of a new horizon scan that is based on inputs from a larger and more international group of 38 participants. The final list of 20 issues includes topics spanning from the political (the regulation of genomic data, increased philanthropic funding and malicious uses of neurochemicals) to the environmental (crops for changing climates and agricultural gene drives). The early identification of such issues is relevant to researchers, polic..

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Awarded by Templeton World Charity Foundation


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Awarded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council


Awarded by European Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

Templeton World Charity Foundation TWCF0128 Luke KempBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council BB/M017702/1 Rainer Breitling Philip Shapira Eriko TakanoEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council EP/S01778X/1 Philip Shapira Rainer Breitling Eriko TakanoEuropean Research Council ERC 616510 Deborah Scott Robert D.J. SmithBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council BB/R021554/1 Nicola J PatronBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council BB/P010490/1 Nicola J PatronBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council BB/S020853/1 Nicola J PatronBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council BB/S020853/1 Nicola J PatronThe funders had no role in study design, data collection and interpretation, or the decision to submit the work for publication.