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Synthetic Biology

Discussion in '2005 Archive' started by LaymansTermsPlease, Aug 20, 2005.

  1. LaymansTermsPlease

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    Interesting stuff.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9005023/displaymode/1098/

    http://sciencereview.berkeley.edu:7066/pdf/5.1/synthbio.pdf

    You thought the killer bees were bad...seems like I remember that was just breeding program.

    Now that stuff will be assembled like Legos and the genetic level, who knows [​IMG]

    I figure they assemble organism A to do good. It runs amok with no natural enemies, then they produce organism B to combat A, then B runs amok, etc, etc, etc.

    Then the luddites I despise for their fear-mongering over new discoveries/technologies will be proved right [​IMG]

    I'd much rather them play with e-coli and make stuff like petroleum eating bacteria though than keep playing with human genetics (stem cells of embryos and all that stuff).

    So I guess I'm the luddite when it comes to sanctity of human life, but bacteria are fair game for anything [​IMG]
     
  2. billwald

    billwald New Member

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    Build a fiberglass eating bacterium and boat owners will have to pay blackmail to prevent it from being turned loose.
     
  3. born again and again

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    Should people with thoughts of utilizing stem cell research be punished for having "murderous thoughts?"
     
  4. Terry_Herrington

    Terry_Herrington New Member

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    No!
     
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