Science and Technology Innovation Program
Breakthroughs in the process of editing the human genome have scientists both "excited and terrified." What are the potential benefits and risks associated with altering human DNA and is science and society prepared for the ethical, moral, and policy questions raised by new technological capabilities? Public Policy Scholar Eleonore Pauwels helps us consider the implications of controlling the biological process in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.
The first ever DC-based “Science Hack Day” resulted in an impressive variety of projects and ideas. One of the event’s organizers, Elizabeth Tyson, provides a review of what happened and looks ahead to what’s next in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.
The number of non-indexed internet sites is estimated to be 500 times larger than what a search engine can reveal. Wilson Center Public Policy Fellow Daniel Sui is attempting to uncover the dark side of the Internet that is a conduit for all types of illegal and often dangerous activity.
What is “Science Hack Day” and why is it coming to Washington, DC? Elizabeth Tyson joins us to discuss a global movement that is intended to encourage collaboration and unleash creativity. And for those interested, you may even choose to participate. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW.
In an effort to head off a potential health problem in Florida, scientists have created genetically modified mosquitoes intended to stop the spread of their non-modified and disease carrying cousins. What sounds like a good plan to some, has set off alarm bells for others. Todd Kuiken provides an update on GMO science and the attempt to conduct a mosquito experiment in the Sunshine State. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW.
In a new series of videos from STIP, leading scientists from across the United States discuss the idea of technological convergence and how it affects their work.