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Editorial

Biodesign Research to Advance the Principles and Applications of Biosystems Design

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This journal features a multidimensional framework integrating scientific dimension, organismal dimension, and social responsibility dimension. The scientific dimension includes biodesign theory, methods, engineering, and applications; the organismal dimension includes animal, human, microbial, plant, and de novo organism biodesign; and the social responsibility dimension includes biodesign security and ethics. As a double-edged sword, the biosystems design research should be regulated by an “on/off” switch based on the aspects of biodesign security and ethics.