Synthetic Biology

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iGEM 2015
The iGEM 2015 competition season is in progress! Visit for more information.

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iGEM takes safety seriously and we continue to update our procedures and protocols every year.

For information about Safety specifically related to iGEM 2015, see There you will find details such as safety requirements for competition teams, resources on safety, and information about the current safety committee.

There are already a number of international and national guidelines, laws and professional associations that you have to consider. Here is an overview of some of them:





Latin America

  • Brasil
    • Associação Nacional de Biossegurança: ANBio

North America

iGEM Foundation

Dedicated to education and competition, advancement of synthetic biology, and the development of open community and collaboration.

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