Helge Torgersen (ITA, ÖAW) and Markus Schmidt (Biofaction) presented their perspectives on frames and comparators in the public debate on Synthetic Biology at the 8th International Interpretive Policy Analysis Conference (IPA) 2013: Societies in Conflict: Experts, Publics and Democracy.

The presentation was based on their recently published article (see below) and dissects the relationship of synthetic biology with biotechnology, nanotechnology and information technology.

★ Torgersen T, Schmidt M. 2013. Frames and comparators: How might a debate on synthetic biology evolve? Futures. Vol. 48: 44-54