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By Jeremy Carl, James E. Goodby, George P. Shultz

Drawn from the Hoover Institution's Shultz-Stephenson activity strength on power coverage January 2010 convention, this ebook discusses severe power concerns together with, strength and artificial biology, cap and exchange and carbon tax rules, power potency, overseas power relationships, and different key themes. The members current various rules and suggestions that will increase the functionality of the USA in responding to the strength problem.

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If anything, government could initiate crash programs for new antivirals and antimicrobials and new vaccines. Then, if new infections emerge, whether they are from some crackpot making something synthetically or from our population that is going to keep growing, we will have solutions for it. Endy felt that more funding for foundational tools was the most critical need, an approach that was heartily agreed to by Keasling. It is relatively easy to attract the funding for applications for energy, for health, but to my knowledge the only grant that has been given for the development of foundational tools is to the Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center and that is on the order of $20 million, funding about twenty investigators.

There was wide agreement on the importance of increasing government funding, particularly for basic research into synthetic biology fundamentals. There was shared concern about potential intellectual property issues in the sector and the possible environmental damage from accidents. There was also agreement that security concerns would need to be addressed in a meaningful way to gain public trust, though there was disagreement about the validity of some of those security concerns. There was some dispute about the uniqueness of synthetic biology in addressing some of the issues of liquid fuels, and some participants also sounded a cautionary note about addressing energy problems through synthetic biology without paying sufficient attention to research fundamentals.

International action is required now, not just in a narrow area but in the complete nuclear fuel cycle, including such things as economic incentives, mechanisms like the international fuel banks and take-back provisions. This requires three things, in my view, on the part of the United States. One is leadership, which I think we are showing, it requires collegiality, and for a change we’re showing that, and it requires consistency. It remains to be seen whether we will show consistency. We have not been outstanding on that.

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