When poetry can kill.
Fascinating talk by Craig Venter on the current state of the digital age of biology. They encoded quotes into synthetic DNA and were concerned that some of them could be fatal to the new life they were attempting to create.
Awe-inspiring thought: digital allows you to distribute new pandemic flu vaccines instantly around the world and have replicators start creating the vaccine there and then.
Introduction by John Brockman. Several weeks ago, I received the following message from Craig Venter: "John,. "I would like to extend an invitation for you to join me in Dublin, Ireland the week of Ju…