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George Church: The Risks of Biotechnology

Genetic manipulations can reintroduce extinct viruses or create viruses much deadlier than ever before. What are the dangers associated with biotechnology? Can a mistake in a lab lead to a global pandemic? Can this technology be used by terrorists? What would be the implications? And is humanity doing enough to avoid these threats?

George Church, Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, scientific advisor of the Future of Life Institute and the world’s leading expert on synthetic biology and security will share his insights on these issues.