Project news • 03/04/13CONTEXT Tackles Science Journalism and Synthetic Biology

The Wilson Center's CONTEXT podcast sat down with the Columbia Journalism Review's Curtis Brainard to hear about the quality of science journalism and how synthetic biology is covered

past event • 02/26/13Communicating Synthetic Biology: How the Media Covers Emerging Technology

Please join us for a panel discussion about how the media in the United States and Europe covers synthetic biology.

past event • 09/28/11Environmental and Social Issues Arising from Synthetic Biology: Redesigning Life

Invited panelists will discuss the science behind synthetic biology, the risks this emerging technology poses to the environment and human health, as well as the socio-economic issues arising from a new “bio-economy” enabled by synthetic biology.

past event • 07/20/11Issues arising from Synthetic Biology: What Lies Ahead?

Join us to discuss the findings from a Synthetic Biology Project workshop on "over the horizon" synbio issues.

past event • 03/25/11President’s Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues - The Ethics of Synthetic Biology

Join us to discuss the Presidential Commission on Bioethics report calling for enhanced oversight of synthetic biology.

Project news • 03/22/11Synthetic Biology Project Director discusses DIYBio on Kojo Nnamdi Show

David Rejeski discusses the emerging field of DIYBio on WAMU's The Kojo Nnamdi Show.

past event • 02/16/11Socio-Technical Integration Research Project Workshop 4

Join the Synthetic Biology Project on February 16 and 17 for the Socio-Technical Integration Research (STIR) Project Workshop 4.

Project news • 07/06/10Project Director Rejeski Testifies before Bioethics Commission

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues held its first meeting on July 8-9. David Rejeski testified on the ethical issues of synthetic biology.

Project news • 06/04/10Rogue Scientists and an Experiment Gone Wrong

SPLICE is a theatrical depiction of rebellious scientists manipulating DNA. Share your thoughts about the movie.

Project news • 05/21/10Synthetic Biology Project Director Discusses Synthetic Life on NPR

David Rejeski discusses the ethics of creating synthetic life on NPR's All Things Considered.

past event • 03/11/10BioSecurity: How synthetic biology is changing the way we look at biology and biological threats

The rapidly growing network of do-it-yourself biologists has attracted the attention of both innovators, looking to mobilize a network of creative minds, and security experts, worrying about the proliferation of new capacities to create biological organisms.

past event • 11/30/09Patenting Synthetic Biology -- A Transatlantic Perspective

As synthetic biology moves forward, it is critical to understand how the USPTO and EPO will react and respond to synthetic biology applications. This is a unique opportunity to discuss factors influencing intellectual property policy pertaining to synthetic biology with experts from the US and Europe.

Project news • 10/28/09Nearly Live from iGEM with the Synthetic Biology Project

The Synthetic Biology Project will be covering this year's International Genetically Engineered Machine competition at MIT. Stay tuned for nearly live video interviews with some of this year's contestants.

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