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Draft DIYbio Code of Ethics from North American Congress

OPEN ACCESS
Promote citizen science and decentralized access to biotechnology.

TRANSPARENCY
Emphasize transparency, the sharing of ideas, knowledge and data.

EDUCATION
Engage the public about biology, biotechnology and their possibilities.

SAFETY
Adopt safe practices.

ENVIRONMENT
Respect the environment.

PEACEFUL PURPOSES
Biotechnology should only be used for peaceful purposes.

TINKERING
Tinkering with biology leads to insight; insight leads to innovation.

History:  The draft code was formulated by participants in the 2011 North American DIYbio Congress and agreed in July 2011.  See also, the draft code developed at the 2011 European DIYbio Congress.