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Science Hack Day: Coming Soon to DC

Apr 13, 2015
What is “Science Hack Day” and why is it coming to Washington, DC? Elizabeth Tyson joins us to discuss a global movement that is intended to encourage collaboration and unleash creativity. And for those interested, you may even choose to participate. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW.
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Genetically Modified Mosquitoes: Problem or Solution?

Mar 19, 2015
In an effort to head off a potential health problem in Florida, scientists have created genetically modified mosquitoes intended to stop the spread of their non-modified and disease carrying cousins. What sounds like a good plan to some, has set off alarm bells for others. Todd Kuiken provides an update on GMO science and the attempt to conduct a mosquito experiment in the Sunshine State. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

How Identity Evolves in the Age of Genetic Imperialism

Mar 17, 2015
Genetic determinism has invaded all realms of life, from our dating scene to our social networks. This is politics, love and death in the age of genetic imperialism, but society is becoming increasingly aware of what our genes can and cannot tell us about our identities and how they evolve.
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Leading Scientists Discuss Converging Technologies

Jan 15, 2015
In a new series of videos from STIP, leading scientists from across the United States discuss the idea of technological convergence and how it affects their work.

Leading Scientists Discuss Converging Technologies

Nov 21, 2014
Scientists talk about the convergence of nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science in this collection of exclusive interviews produced by the Science & Technology Innovation Program in conjunction with the National Science Foundation.

Media, M.D.

Nov 12, 2014
“The increased media spotlight could affect the government's approach to funding, research, and communication about prevention [of diseases]-- shifts that could potentially impact thousands of lives annually,” writes David Rejeski.

The Potential and Challenge of Gene Drives

Jul 21, 2014
A cross-disciplinary team is calling for public discussion about a potential new way to solve longstanding global ecological problems by using an emerging technology called “gene drives.”

An Ecological Risk Research Agenda for Synthetic Biology

May 29, 2014
Environmental scientists and synthetic biologists have for the first time developed a set of key research areas to study the potential ecological impacts of synthetic biology, a field that could push beyond incremental changes to create organisms that transcend common evolutionary pathways.

Focus Groups Tackle Synthetic Biology

May 15, 2014
A new set of focus groups convened by the Synthetic Biology Project at the Wilson Center found continued low awareness of synthetic biology, as well as concerns about specific applications.

How Does the Media – and Public – Learn Environmental Science? Help Us Find Out

Apr 16, 2014
If people do not know scientists or understand how they work, it follows that they are unlikely to make informed choices on public policy issues or support basic scientific research to address vital issues like climate change and conservation, writes Wilson Center Scholar Louise Lief.

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