Peter Carr

Nov. 08, 2013

Biosecurity for the Age of Redesigned Life

Bioethicists--and the FBI--are rethinking biosecurity for the synthetic biology revolution.

biosecurity, genetic engineering, synthetic biology, craig venter, fbi, bioterrorism

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Playing Cut And Paste With DNA Of Living Bacteria

Researchers edited the genomes of living bacteria to work with a new set of genetic instructions.

genes genetics genetic engineering dna biotechnology

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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