Below is a list of items with policy relevance from the January issue of Communications of the ACM. As always, much of the material in CACM is premium content, and free content one month may slip behind a pay wall the next. You need to be a member of ACM or a subscriber to CACM to access premium content online.
Law and Technology
Unstandard Standardization: The Case of Biology by Arti Rai
The author reviews standards-setting efforts in information and communications technologies as she assesses the similar effort in the new field of synthetic biology.