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My question to you is what do you consider to be the proverbial "Pandora's Box" of our history?
Venter's company, Synthetic Genomics, secured a deal with ExxonMobil to create a synthetic algae that theoretically will be able to absorb carbon dioxide from the air and convert it to biofuel.
According to researcher Jim Thomas of the ETC Group, who has spent the better part of a decade tracking developments in Synthetic biology "This is the quintessential Pandora’s box moment - like the splitting of the atom or the cloning of Dolly the sheep. We will all have to deal with the fall-out from this alarming experiment. Synthetic biology is a high-risk profit-driven field, building organisms out of parts that are still poorly understood
A Pandora's Box Moment? Synthetic Biology
Modern........ a Lays potato chip commercial back in the 60s. A pretty little girl eating from a bag of
potato chips when a little boy approaches her and asks if he might have one. She refuses
and tells him to go get his own bag. So for the sake of sales, Frito-Lay came out and told
children it was ok to be selfish. And no one stopped them.