Jurassic World. Orphan Black. Splice. Helix.
Synthetic biology is the inspiration behind these and many other popular science fiction movies and television series, and it seems that the public cannot get enough of them. While these stories provide entertainment with their extreme scenarios, more importantly, they are also raising critical issues around the moral and ethical implications of modifying and/or creating life.
And as we get closer to dropping the “fiction” from “science fiction”, everyone needs to be a part of this conversation.
Genome engineering technologies have advanced to the point that we are creating synthetic...