Comment #24035

In general we agree with the IAP statement on Realising Global Potential in Synthetic Biology. However, it is our view that the statement should have also flagged some concerns about the need to link the funding of synthetic biology research to safeguards that ensure end-user bio-safety and the prevention of use o research outcomes for unethical purposes .... Nevertheless as mentioned above, we generally agree with the statement and would be pleased to be a signatory to it. Vijaya Kumar, President, National Academy of Science of Sri Lanka