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The creation of the world's first self-replicating, synthetic cell heralds a new era in biology. It also prompts moral, legal, and safety questions: Analysis of the potential benefits and ethical concerns.
president, J. Craig Venter Institute
director, Science and Technology Innovation Program,
director, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars
director, Office of Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation Engineering Directorate, National Science Foundation
professor of Biology and President Emeritus, CalTech