Posts Tagged ‘synthetic biology’

Synthetic Biology: Revolutionary or Evolutionary

Synthetic biology has been hailed as a revolution in biotechnology, enabling bold new possibilities in areas such as energy production, medicines, and other applications. But, is it really revolutionary, or just a new tool? With our current knowledge of the structure and function of proteins, the ability for de novo engineering is relatively limited. The […]

Synthetic Biology: What's the Agenda?

The Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies, where I am on the board of directors, is hosting an Emerging Technologies Roundtable: August 13, 2010 – “Synthetic Biology: What’s the Agenda?” Synthetic biology has hit the headlines yet again. The J. Craig Venter Institute’s recent dramatic announcement led to a replay of President Clinton’s urgent request […]