Perhaps we should not be making light of this. It is about time that we had a bioethics discussion, particularly as we teach courses on synthetic gene assembly, and may start working soon with some mesenchymal stem cells in a effort to produce bone artwork. Well we finally got a bioethics expert to give a talk a BUGSS. Dr Debra Mathews is a bioethicist from Johns Hopkins Berman Institute. This should be a very thought provoking discussion. Please RSVP (and donate if you can) HERE
context of the Human Microbiome Project.
After the Human Genome Project, interest grew in sequencing the “other genome" of microbes carried in and on the human body. Microbial ecologists, realizing that >99%
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