The Ethics of Synthetic Cells
What have we done? And what does it mean?
Those are the questions after headlines exploded with news of a synthetic cell created from a made-from-scratch genome.
Lorell LaBoube, host of The Bioethics Channel, discusses the ethical implications of this emerging story with Glenn McGee, PhD, the John B. Francis Chair at the Center for Practical Bioethics.
Podcast, 16 minutes 35 seconds
How We Created the First Synthetic Cell, J. Craig Venter and Daniel Gibson, Wall Street Journal, May 26, 2010