Sunday, September 27, 2020, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Race for a Vaccine: Synthetic Biology and COVID
Ted Anton, DePaul University
Synthetic biology changes the DNA of living organisms to offer new medicines and healthier food and energy sources. This science fiction-like tinkering was generating controversy before COVID-19. Now a group of researchers are at the forefront of a global crisis. This talk addresses the spiritual and social concerns of cutting-edge science straight out of movies like Jurassic Park.
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