Draft DIYbio Code of Ethics from North American Congress
Promote citizen science and decentralized access to biotechnology.
Emphasize transparency, the sharing of ideas, knowledge and data.
Engage the public about biology, biotechnology and their possibilities.
Adopt safe practices.
Respect the environment.
Biotechnology should only be used for peaceful purposes.
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.