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A Kickstop for Synthetic Biology?by Jessica CussinsBiopolitical TimesAugust 7th, 2013Environmentalists voiced alarm and outrage when the “glowing plants” project promised to send synthetic seeds to thousands around the world as part of a fundraising effort on Kickstarter. The crowdfunding site has now changed its regulations; offering GMOs as a reward will no longer be permitted.
A Lab-Grown Burger Gets a Taste Testby Henry FountainThe New York TimesAugust 5th, 2013A hamburger made from bovine stem cells was fried, served and eaten in London in an odd demonstration of one view of the future of food. The $325,000 project was paid for by Google founder Sergey Brin.
Kickstarter Bans Project Creators from Giving Away Genetically-Modified Organismsby Duncan GeereThe VergeAugust 2nd, 2013Following the success of the "Glowing Plants" project, the crowdfunding website Kickstarter is clamping down on genetically-modified organisms.
U.S. Approves a Label for Meat From Animals Fed a Diet Free of Gene-Modified Productsby Stephanie StromThe New York TimesJune 20th, 2013The Agriculture Department has approved a label for meat and liquid egg products that includes a claim about the absence of genetically engineered products.
De-extinction: A Lifeline or Pandora's Box?by Jamie Rappaport ClarkHuffington PostJune 6th, 2013As a biologist and a mother, I would much rather leave my son a healthy planet with an abundance of wildlife for him to enjoy and cherish than a couple of sad woolly mammoths on display.
Discussing "De-Extinction"by Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesJune 5th, 2013A one-day conference, "De-extinction: Ethics, Law & Politics," included advocates of the idea, as well as environmentalists, animal welfare experts and philosophers expressing a range of concerns.
Why Efforts to Bring Extinct Species Back from the Dead Miss the Pointby The EditorsScientific AmericanMay 27th, 2013A "de-extinction" project to revive long-gone species threatens to divert attention from the biodiversity crisis.
How are Humans Going to Become Extinct?by Sean CoughlanBBC NewsApril 25th, 2013Experiments in areas such as synthetic biology, nanotechnology and machine intelligence are hurtling forward into the territory of the unintended and unpredictable.
Earth Day in Biopoliticsby Jessica CussinsBiopolitical TimesApril 22nd, 2013In honor of Earth Day, let’s hope for a move away from “greenwashed” PR stunts and techno-fixes toward conservation, sustainability, and social responsibility.
Synthetic Biologists and Conservationists Open Talksby Ewen CallawayNatureApril 16th, 2013But worries persist about unintended consequences of tinkering with nature.
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