Articles grand public (octobre 2014)

Regulate Synthetic biology now:194 countries, SynBioWatch.org
"PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA– In a unanimous decision of 194 countries, the United Nation’s Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) today formally urged nation states to regulate synthetic biology (SynBio), a new extreme form of genetic engineering. The landmark decision follows ten days of hard-fought negotiations between developing countries and a small group of wealthy biotech-friendly economies. Until now, synthetic organisms have been developed and commercialized without international regulations; increasing numbers of synthetically-derived products are making their way to market. The CBD’s decision is regarded as a “starting signal” for governments to begin establishing formal oversight for this exploding and controversial field."
Date : 20 octobre 2014

La conférence de Pyeongchang maintient le cap vers le financement de la biodiversité, ActuEnvironnement.com
" La douzième conférence des Nations unies sur la biodiversité qui s'est achevée le 17 octobre en Corée du Sud a conforté le doublement des ressources financières et appelé à la mise en œuvre de politiques transversales, dans un contexte préoccupant. (...) La biologie synthétique sous surveillance. "
Auteur : Agnès Sinaï
Date : 20 octobre 2014