Science and Technology Innovation Program

The Latest from the Science and Technology Innovation Program

Creating a Research Agenda for the Ecological Implications of Synthetic Biology

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Jun 24, 2014
This report presents a set of key research areas to guide the study of the potential ecological impacts of synthetic biology. more

A Conversation with Supercommunicator Frank Pietrucha

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June 20, 2014 // 2:00pm3:15pm
Public Engagement in an Age of Complexity, a new project of the Science & Technology Innovation Project (STIP) at the Wilson Center, is proud to host Frank J. Pietrucha, author of Supercommunicator: Explaining the Complicated So Anyone Can Understand. more

An Ecological Risk Research Agenda for Synthetic Biology

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May 29, 2014
Environmental scientists and synthetic biologists have for the first time developed a set of key research areas to study the potential ecological impacts of synthetic biology, a field that could push beyond incremental changes to create organisms that transcend common evolutionary pathways. more

Focus Groups Tackle Synthetic Biology

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May 15, 2014
A new set of focus groups convened by the Synthetic Biology Project at the Wilson Center found continued low awareness of synthetic biology, as well as concerns about specific applications. more

New Terrorism and New Media

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May 13, 2014
This report examines how Al-Qaeda, its affiliates and other terrorist organizations have moved their online presence to YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media outlets, posing challenges to counter-terrorism agencies. more

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