Novel genetically engineered microbes can excrete compounds that mimic valuable substances like those found in vanilla, stevia, shea butter, and silk, threatening the market for genuinely natural products.
Compilations of Convention on Biological Diversity Decisions on Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources
An overview and analysis of previous CBD Decisions on Digital Sequence Information
An overview and analysis of previous CBD Decisions on Synthetic Biology
The Building International Capacity on Synthetic Biology Assessment and Governance (BICSBAG) Project is a capacity-building initiative on synthetic biology and digital genetic sequence topics in the context of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and other related fora. It is coordinated by the African Center for Biodiversity, ETC Group, and the Third World Network. The BICSBAG partners gratefully acknowledge the financial support from SwedBio at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Frontier Co-op Foundation and CS Fund in the production of these materials.
Spanish, French and Portuguese translations of key reports will be added in July.