Fazale (Fuz) Rana January 16th, 2012
Should humans play God?
This question has become more poignant in the last few years as biochemists, molecular biologists, and origin-of-life researchers make significant strides in their quest to create life in the lab. Attempts to produce artificial life fall under the purview of a new discipline called synthetic biology, a fusion of engineering and the life sciences.
One of synthetic biology’s goals is the design and manufacture of nonnatural life-forms—man-mad … (Read More)