July 5, 2022

A sceptical look at synthetic biology

It’s already a multi-billion dollar industry which has immense social and environmental implications.

Here’s a sceptical look at a controversial subject: synthetic life (or synthetic biology). It’s already a multi-billion dollar industry which has immense social and environmental implications. “Governments don’t yet know how to assess synthetically modified organisms for safety and so most are supposedly being kept contained, but now a new wave of SynBio organisms are being developed that are intended for environmental release,” says one of the organisers of SynBioWatch, the lobby group which produced the video below: 

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