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From computer code to genetic code… From electronic circuits to genetic circuits… This is the age of Life Engineers who program bacteria just like we program a computer, using DNA, the “software of life”.

Eleonore Pauwels, Director of Biology Collectives, Senior Program Associate and Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, is intrigued by the speed at which this techno-science is developing. How do we we anticipate problems linked to biosafety, biosecurity and ownership of the tools that allow us to edit our genomes?

This fall television channel France 5 broadcast a film on Genomics and Synthetic Biology, including worldwide experts on the subject and featuring Eleonore's research at the Wilson Center. 

Biology 2.0, Engineering Life, Trailer

Guest

Eleonore Pauwels

Eleonore Pauwels

Former Global Fellow;
Formerly European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Technological Development, Directorate on Science, Economy and Society
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Science and Technology Innovation Program

The Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP) brings foresight to the frontier. Our experts explore emerging technologies through vital conversations, making science policy accessible to everyone.  Read more