Update on Public Access to "Genome Synthesis and Design Futures"

Due to confusion about access to "Genome Synthesis and Design Futures", I would like to make a clarification.  The original order page was not as clear as it could have been.  The report is publicly available, and is available as a free PDF or via a print-on-demand service for $95.  There are no restrictions to obtaining a copy, unless you are shy or are obviously misrepresenting yourself.  While the report does not contain sensitive material, Bio-era is requiring registration to receive a copy in an effort to both track interest and be a responsible public citizen.  I think it is rather ironic that the decision to require registration has been the target of public criticism by people who have made a business of making noise about restricting access to, and progress in, biological technologies.

Here is the new, clearer, web page.