Applications open for ‘advancing synthetic biology in the public interest’

Note: SynbioLeap has posted this announcement for a synbio “Leadership Accelerator Program” . The program takes the focus of how to “best advance synthetic biology for the public good”.  Yet in seeking out 20 “emerging leaders” to spend a week planning around syn bio, all of the sample public interest questions hinge on what to do to promote synbio, rather than anything about WHETHER to do it, from a a bioethical perspective, or other key concerns.  The closest question raised here is is how to “mitigate safety concerns”.

Applications close in a week: it offers a potentially important opportunity to participate in learning and dialogue with syn-bio leaders, and raise critical questions over an extended period.

Again, the announcement is here.