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New article by Mette Ebbesen (with Jan G. Korvink, Monsur Islam, and Andrés Díaz Lantada): The ethics of engineered living materials

Trends in Biotechnology, In Press, Corrected Proofs (2023)


Engineered living materials (ELMs) combine living and non-living entities. Their associated ethical concerns must be addressed to promote safety, promote sustainability, and regulate societal impacts. This article identifies key ethical and safety issues by reflecting on fundamental ethical principles. It further discusses a future ethical roadmap for sustainable research in ELMs.