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The Campaign Kickstarter Shouldn't Be Fundingby L. Jim ThomasThe Huffington PostJune 6th, 2013Kickstarter is set to hand hundreds of thousands of dollars to a controversial project for the widespread and unregulated distribution of over half a million extreme-bioengineered seeds.
De-Extinction Debate: Should Extinct Species Be Revived?by Liza GrossKQEDJune 5th, 2013As conservation scientists struggle to stem the catastrophic loss of biodiversity, some synthetic biologists want to resurrect extinct species with back-breeding, cloning and genetic engineering.
Discussing "De-Extinction"by Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesJune 5th, 2013A one-day conference, "De-extinction: Ethics, Law & Politics," included advocates of the idea, as well as environmentalists, animal welfare experts and philosophers expressing a range of concerns.
A Dream of Trees Aglow at Nightby Andrew PollackThe New York TimesMay 7th, 2013Two Singularity University alums started a project to develop plants that glow using synthetic biology, but environmental organizations have pointed out this will lead to the uncontrolled release of bioengineered seeds.
Direct Action? Seats at the Table? All of the Above?by Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesMay 2nd, 2013Last week, some 15 French activists in chimpanzee masks disrupted a Forum on Synthetic Biology in Paris, raising questions about the appropriateness of that kind of activism.
How are Humans Going to Become Extinct?by Sean CoughlanBBC NewsApril 25th, 2013Experiments in areas such as synthetic biology, nanotechnology and machine intelligence are hurtling forward into the territory of the unintended and unpredictable.
Never Mind Humanityby Ari SchulmanThe American ConservativeApril 25th, 2013Ray Kurzweil's new book might be dismissed on the bluster of its title alone, were it not the latest work from the famed futurist, inventor, and artificial-intelligence pioneer who has been hired as a director of engineering at Google.
Earth Day in Biopoliticsby Jessica CussinsBiopolitical TimesApril 22nd, 2013In honor of Earth Day, let’s hope for a move away from “greenwashed” PR stunts and techno-fixes toward conservation, sustainability, and social responsibility.
Synthetic Biology as Public Relationsby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesApril 17th, 2013Recent synthetic biology projects related to malaria, flu and conservation are providing PR cover for the field and its corporate sponsors.
Synthetic Biologists and Conservationists Open Talksby Ewen CallawayNatureApril 16th, 2013But worries persist about unintended consequences of tinkering with nature.
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