IntroductionProfessor Steve Yearley, will discuss the possible benefits and the potential risks of synthetic biology as part of a the Manchester Science Festival event - Artificial Life: Promises and Pitfalls
Now that the synthesis of ‘artificial life’ seems so close, Professor Yearley will join leading life scientist Professor Ron Weiss (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and philosopher of biology Dr. Maureen O’Malley (University of Exeter) to consider what the new field of synthetic biology means, the opportunities it offers, and the social, economic and ethical implications of the engineering of life.
`Artificial Life: Promises and Pitfalls'
Tuesday 26 October 2010 6 - 8pm
John Dalton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University
To hear what the experts have to say and participate in the follow-on Q&A Reserve a free ticket at http://syntheticlife.eventbrite.com
Manchester Science Festival - Saturday 23 to Sunday 31 October 2010 www.manchestersciencefestival.com