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Revision as of 16:25, 27 January 2013

I enjoyed reading the outlook papers for synthetic bio from 2006. I couldn't help but notice there were quite a few predictions that have already come true; specifically the engineering of a more virulent strain of a pathogen as well as forbidden publication on that sensitive data [Engineered H5N1 (Discover Magazine)], appearance of possibly detrimental synthetic resistance genes in the environment doi:10.1038/492314d, and cell-based biocomputers doi:10.1038/nature11149, to name a few. I am just becoming familiar with synthetic biology, and I find it pretty impressive how quickly the field is moving. *Kevin Baldridge 16:25, 27 January 2013 (EST)

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