Sunday, September 14, 2008

Genetic engineering in the NY Times

A little late, so many people have probably already seen this, but the NY Times have a (so far) two-part series about genetic engineering by Olivia Judson. The really interesting part about these articles are that they are not dealing with crops, as so many other articles on this issue are.

The first article is Braking the Virus from September 2nd, which clearly states the scope of this series of articles

Most of the time, talk of genetic modification revolves around crops, with claims and counterclaims as to the relative risks and benefits. Such questions are obviously important, but they have been so much discussed I don’t want to consider them again here (at least, not at the moment). Instead, I want to spend the next couple of weeks looking at other possible uses of genetic engineering.

The second article is from September 9th, and is titled A Genetically Engineered Swat

Both of these articles are great reads, and I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.

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