Biotechnology at the Cutting Edge

Biotechnology at the Cutting Edge

Get an introduction to some of today’s top researchers and the basics of biotechnology biofuel, genetics, health, and agriculture. This video features interviews with four leading scientists in biotechnology who tell us what drew them to the field: Dr. Pardis Sabeti, Assistant Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University Dr. Jay Keasling, Chief Executive Officer, Joint BioEnergy Institute, US Department of Energy Dr. Karen Nelson, Director, Rockville, Maryland, Campus of the J. Craig Venter Institute Dr. Robert Fraley, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto Company Note: A version of this video is available in the “Science in American Life” exhibition at the National Museum of American History. americanhistory.si.edu
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18 Replies to “Biotechnology at the Cutting Edge”

  1. It’s amazing to think of what kind of incredible, crazy things you can actually do with this sort of technology. Right out of science fiction novels, man. Even more. The human race is plowing forward so fast, at such an incredible rate, it’s a terrible shame we right now won’t be able to see what the future is like. (Unless, you know, we can use biotechnology to double or triple our lifespan 😉 )

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