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Do it Yourself Biology: SCANNING EMERGING ISSUES OF THE FUTURE: FOCUS AND METHOD

7 October 2011

SCANNING EMERGING ISSUES OF THE FUTURE are a series of briefs produced by the Strategy & Change Program. The briefs in the series identify emerging strategic issues that are relevant for the four themes of S&C: security, technology & innovation, economy & society, and sustainable development.

For each of these issues, we explore policy implications across the four themes. To identify these issues, Strategy & Change employs an innovative approach analyzing a wealth of forward looking resources available on the Internet. This process is supported by Leximancer text mining software.

Do It Yourself Biology

An emerging garage-based scientific movement that could potentially revolutionize science and society is currently gathering momentum as a vehicle for future scientific innovation. Unlike the pioneers of personal computing in the 70s, members of this new movement do not deal with bytes, command lines and circuit boards, but with a more primal code, that of DNA.

For the complete report please see the PDF attachment on the right.

Experts on this report

Director of the Strategic Futures Program

Erik Frinking

Erik Frinking is the Director of the Strategic Futures Program at HCSS. He holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from Leiden University.

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