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Thinking Machines: Synthetic Biology

  • De Young Museum, Koret Auditorium 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive San Francisco, CA, 94118 United States (map)

I'll be talking about synthetic biology with Wired co-founder Jane Metcalfe and Twist Bioscience CEO Emily Laproust as part of the De Young Museum's Thinking Machines series. How are innovations in DNA synthesis changing the landscape of medical research, industrial production, food systems, and data storage? What impacts will synthetic biology have on us and the planet, and how can we balance their ethical limits with their possibilities to change the world for the better? This should be a fascinating discussion.