World leaders react to a historic shift in U.S. policy toward Cuba. Pakistan buries victims of a school massacre by the Taliban. And U.S. officials say North Korea is behind the hacking of Sony Pictures. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
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.
- Craig Venter president, J. Craig Venter Institute
- David Baltimore professor of Biology and President Emeritus, CalTech
- Sohi Rastegar director, Office of Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation Engineering Directorate, National Science Foundation
- David Rejeski director, Science and Technology Innovation Program, director, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars
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