Synthetic biology: Mutating the meaning of life? Some critics think ‘yes’

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Critics of synthetic biology have long said that the practice should be known as “playing God” and argue that the science is devaluing the meaning of life. The Center for Genetics and Society writer Daniel Sharp agrees that the “gene age” is just an over-hyped mutation of the very concept of life. In his blog post, he criticizes scientist Craig Venter’s innovative practices of synthetic biology.

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