It’s Alive, But Is It Life: Synthetic Biology and the Future of Creation

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It’s Alive, But is it Life: Synthetic Biology and the Future of Creation

Full Program: 2016 World Science Festival | 01:27:13

Original Program Date: Saturday, June 4, 2016

Featuring Geneticist George Church, Synthetic Biologist Drew Endy, Technologist Tom Knight, and Synthetic Biologist Pamela Silver with Radio and Television Journalist Robert Krulwich Moderating

For decades, biologists have read and edited DNA, the code of life. Revolutionary developments are giving scientists the power to write it. Instead of tinkering with existing life forms, synthetic biologists may be on the verge of writing the DNA of a living organism from scratch. In the next decade, according to some, we may even see the first synthetic human genome. Join a distinguished group of synthetic biologists, geneticists and bioengineers who are edging closer to breathing life into matter.

Moderator

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Robert Krulwich

Radio and Television Journalist
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PARTICIPANTS

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George Church

Geneticist
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Den Haag, 21 september 2007. Drew Endy.

Drew Endy

Synthetic Biologist
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Tom Knight

Technologist
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Pamela Silver

Synthetic Biologist
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