Science and Technology Innovation Program

The Latest from the Science and Technology Innovation Program

The Potential and Challenge of Gene Drives

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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.” more

Creating a Research Agenda for the Ecological Implications of Synthetic Biology

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Jun 24, 2014
This report presents a set of key research areas to guide the study of the potential ecological impacts of synthetic biology. more

A Conversation with Supercommunicator Frank Pietrucha

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June 20, 2014 // 2:00pm3:15pm
Public Engagement in an Age of Complexity, a new project of the Science & Technology Innovation Project (STIP) at the Wilson Center, is proud to host Frank J. Pietrucha, author of Supercommunicator: Explaining the Complicated So Anyone Can Understand. more

An Ecological Risk Research Agenda for Synthetic Biology

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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. more

Focus Groups Tackle Synthetic Biology

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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. more

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