Countering misuse of life sciences through regulatory multiplicity

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Drawing on concept from the risk and regulation literature, this article contributes three points to the going policy discussions on how best to address potential misuse of the life sciences: 1) Any new regulatory measure introduced must build on the regulatory measures and influences already present in the regulatory space; 2) The coercive, normative and mimetic modes of regulation all have important roles to play and truly effective regulatory frameworks will couple coercive modes of regulation with both normative and mimetic modes; 3) Overlapping regulatory measures for life science oversight at successive stages in the R&D process are necessary to deal with the contextual variation of biological laboratories.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-64
Number of pages10
JournalScience And Public Policy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2008


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