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Synthetic Biology: Learning Lessons from Nano

Feb 02, 2009
The field of synthetic biology is right where nanotechnology was a decade ago, says Colin Finan, adding that scientists must assess potential risks and engage the public now.

Are Environmental Journalists Becoming an Endangered Species?

Feb 02, 2009
Peter Dykstra, the senior executive producer of CNN's Science, Tech, and Weather Unit, and his science team recently got laid off. Dykstra, currently a Wilson Center public policy scholar, is concerned about the future of science and environmental reporting.

Navigating the Emerging Science of Synthetic Biology

Feb 02, 2009
Imagine combining the principles and techniques of engineering, biology, and nanotechnology to create new products—revolutionary medical treatments, biofuels, and other innovations. The Wilson Center is studying the promises and perils of this emerging field of synthetic biology.