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August 29, 2013

Nature Article Explores Use of Metaphors in Synthetic Biology

In a Comment piece in the August 2013 issue of Nature, Eleonore Pauwels explores the use of metaphors inside and outside the synthetic biology laboratory. From the piece:

Scientists using metaphors among themselves are often aware of, and even careful to point out, the subtleties that could be misconstrued. Problems arise when metaphors are used outside the laboratory.

The article is available here and more information can be found here.