D.C. Councilmember Vince Gray addresses United Medical Center's ongoing troubles. Arlington County Board Chair Katie Cristol discusses the local legislature's priorities and her path to public service.
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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