Season 1 Episode VI – Synthetic Biology

We present and explore the science and ethics of creating new forms of life.

Synthetic Biology – This broad redefinition and expansion of biotechnology, holds the ultimate goals of being able to design and build engineered biological systems, which could produce energy, food, or to maintain and enhance human health or the environment.

Episode VI features genetic engineer Dr. Drew Endy and microbiologist Andrew Hessel, the author of ‘Forbidden Gates’, Thomas Horn and more – as we prepare for humankind to take over the responsibilities of Creation.
Featured Sources

Fidelity Investments:
Thinking Big with Synthetic Biology
Published on Apr 27, 2012

In this presentation, Fidelity analyst Robert Chan gives an broad introduction to synthetic biology. – “Goats are making silk stronger than steel, and we see opportunity”.

Synthetic Biology Explained
Uploaded on Aug 9, 2011

Written by James Hutson, this source is used as the Intro to Episode VI and throughout – to explain and support the views of other included sources.

Dr. Andrew David Endy Interview by Dr. Quinn Norton
Community Radio

Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Stanford University, Dr. Endy speaks about the many facets of synthetic biology- the inheritor of genetic engineering.

Thomas Horn interview with ‘Hildi’
First Hour of One Cell One Light with Dr. Hildegarde Staninger
Interview – 12/14/11,

Author Thomas Horn brings to light some astonishing technological developments, which have pushed the frontiers of humanity toward far-reaching morphological transformation that promises in the very near future to redefine what it means to be human.

Andrew Hessel Interview by ‘Socrates’
Singularity 1 on 1
Uploaded on Jan 21, 2011

Hessel is trained in the fields of microbiology and genetics, the risks and benefits of open-source synthetic-biology and the fact that biology is a dual-use technology. Andrew is an advocate of open genetic engineering, believing that the field will increasingly resemble the software industry and give rise to open source,and ‘freemium’ applications, and that it will be spearheaded by younger programmer-entrepreneurs.

Featured Music

Schecter Remix – Judith by A Perfect Circle
Feat. Author of Forbidden Gates – T. R.Horn  -judith

In The End – Linkin Park
US – Acoustic Cover  ?v=W5cOSWGZcXU

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