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What if humans could build cells from scratch, using synthetic materials? It may seem like science fiction, but so-called “synthetic biology” is moving closer to reality. Researchers say it could be used to develop new fuels and life-saving drugs. But others worry about the potential for new bioweapons and runaway diseases. Join Kojo as we look at the promise and risks of this emerging field.
- David Rejeski Director, Synthetic Biology Project, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
- Sohi Rastegar Director of the Emerging Frontiers In Research and Innovation Program, US National Science Foundation
- Brent Blackwelder President, Friends of the Earth
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