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.

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  • 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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