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How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent The World

Harvard geneticist George Church talks about a future where humans are immune to all viruses and bacteria manufacture everything from drinking cups to electricity. We’ll explore the scientific advancements and the ethical dilemmas of synthetic biology.


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  • Wm_James_from_Missouri

    Is it possible to modify the genome by direct methods that mimic epigenetic phenomena ? Also, would it be possible to change ones race, in “real time”, at some point in the future ?

    • http://www.facebook.com/futo.buddy Futo Buddy

      “race” is tough to define in terms of genes. However using an engineered virus you can change your DNA however you like “in real time” so yes you can be cured of baldness someday and the company that owns that patent DNA will make billions

  • http://www.facebook.com/futo.buddy Futo Buddy

    it will make the digital revolution look like nothing. we cannot even imagine all the impacts of genetic engineering.

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