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A Synthetic Biology Conference Lures an Intriguing Audience

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Neil Gershenfeld, MIT

Neil Gershenfeld of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology says that synthetic biology, which involves the creation of biological systems intended for specific purposes, can generate scientific advances as well as ethical questions.

Credit: Mark Ostow for The New York Times

When does a scientific conference warrant the attention of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security?

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