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The Light Side of Genetic Engineering

Synthetic biology doesn’t have to be scary. And it might even save us.

An illustration of a light saber handle with a DNA sequence as its beam.
Illustration: Carissa Knipe

PPerhaps you’ve heard tales from the Dark Side of genetic engineering. Let me guess: evil scientists tinkering with genetics for nefarious purposes, mutant slime escaping the lab, maybe even a zombie outbreak or two. Genetic engineering has certainly garnered a risky reputation. And…




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Erin Wilson

Computer Science PhD padawan at the University of Washington training to dual-wield the powers of Computation and Biology.

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