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Robert Smith

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Robert Smith is a senior research fellow in the department of Science, Technology & Innovation Studies, School of Social & Political Science, University of Edinburgh. His research examines the social, political and policy dimensions of biological engineering, particularly the ways in which they are made and governed. He has projects examining the attempts of biologists to design organisms from scratch, the governance of gene drive technologies and the role of research funding organisations as a site for democratically governing science, technology and innovation.