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Published on Apr 30, 2010
Synthetic life will develop radically over the next decade with Scotland at the forefront of this exciting scientific breakthrough. Can this technology solve the challenges of the modern world and become a great source of wealth for Scotland?
Featuring renowned chemist and synthetic biology expert Professor Ben Davis (Oxford University) and Dr Jim Haseloff, researcher and lecturer in Synthetic Biology (Cambridge University) with Professor Joyce Tait, Innogen Centre, (ESRC Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics), University of Edinburgh and Richard Holloway, former Bishop of Edinburgh, this debate will explore the potential of synthetic life and the ethical questions it raises.
Chaired by Quentin Cooper, BBC Radio Science Presenter.