Thursday, August 18, 2011

Concerns for Public Health and Safety and Social Implications of Synthetic Biology

See link below for video testimonies:

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Video Purposely Ignores Public Health and Safety Issues in Synthetic Biology

Here is a rather propagandized video which is written to advocate for synthetic biology while leaving out many critical issues.  The most blatant omission is the public health and safety issues surrounding synthetic biology.  The world of biology doesn’t behave like a sky scraper like these engineers believe.  But rather, biology is dynamic with some predictable and many unpredictable ramifications of life including, growth, competition, reproduction, cancer and aposptosis.  The potential of increase human disease or environmental havoc that this advanced technology can cause is significant  Synthetic biology is also being used for germ warfare.