Paul Rabinow

Feb. 29, 2008

Anticipating Synthetic Biology

As researchers draw nearer to the ability to design and grow new organisms from scratch, what planning and protections need to be in place to cope with the consequences?

genetics, biobricks, synthetic biology, bioengineering, biotechnology

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Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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