Synthetic Biology Events

Webcast

Myths & Realities of the DIYbio Movement

November 19, 2013 // 11:55am2:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Join us at the Wilson Center on Nov. 19 for the release of the survey results and analysis, “Seven Myths and Realities about Do-It-Yourself Biology,” and a panel discussion.

FAPESP Week 2013: North Carolina

November 11, 2013 // 8:00amNovember 13, 2013 // 7:00pm
Brazil Institute
FAPESP Week 2013: North Carolina will explore the partnerships between Brazilian and U.S. scientists and will be hosted by UNC at Charlotte, UNC at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University.
Webcast

Stranger Visions: The DNA You Leave Behind

June 03, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Heather Dewey-Hagborg is an information artist who is interested in exploring art as research and public inquiry. In her recent project "Stranger Visions" she creates literal figurative portrait sculptures from analyses of genetic material collected in public places.
Webcast

Awareness and Impressions of Synthetic Biology: Results of the 2013 Poll

March 20, 2013 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Presentation of results from the 2013 public poll on synthetic biology.
Webcast

Communicating Synthetic Biology: How the Media Covers Emerging Technology

February 26, 2013 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
From Neanderthal clones to cheap vaccines, the emerging field of synthetic biology has garnered much mainstream press coverage in recent years – and found itself at the center of a hot debate about our expectations for biotechnology.
Webcast
Podcast

Principles for the Oversight of Synthetic Biology: Is the Precautionary Principle Needed?

April 18, 2012 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
In March 2012, Friends of the Earth, the International Center for Technology Assessment, and ETC Group released a report on “The Principles for the Oversight of Synthetic Biology.”
Webcast
Podcast

The Art of Synthetic Biology Governance: Considering the Concepts of Scientific Uncertainty and Cross-Borderness

March 27, 2012 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Governments around the world are considering how to regulate synthetic biology in an effort to maximize the benefits of the emerging technology while minimizing the risks.
Webcast

Environmental and Social Issues Arising from Synthetic Biology: Redesigning Life

September 28, 2011 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Invited panelists will discuss the science behind synthetic biology, the risks this emerging technology poses to the environment and human health, as well as the socio-economic issues arising from a new “bio-economy” enabled by synthetic biology.
Webcast

President's Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

March 25, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Christine Grady, President's Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues; Anita Allen, President's Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues; Dr. Lino Paula, Policy Officer, European Commission, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, Unit B6 Ethics and Gender; David Rejeski, Director, Science and Technology Innovation Program, Woodrow Wilson Center