Cambridge Cafe Scientifique - Synthetic Biology

Synthetic biology goes under the microscope in this month's Cafe Scientifique, as Gos Micklem describes how to build "sick" viruses to act as vaccines, and...
14 July 2010
Presented by Ben Valsler

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A light programmable biofilm made by the UT Austin / UCSF team during the 2004 Synthetic Biology competition, displaying \Hello World\

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Synthetic biology goes under the microscope in this month's Cafe Scientifique, as Gos Micklem describes how to build "sick" viruses to act as vaccines, and discusses recent advances in artificial life. We'll explore concerns about releasing modified organisms into the wild, and if synthetic biology is likely to be used for evil.

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