Laurie Garrett

Nov. 08, 2013

Biosecurity for the Age of Redesigned Life

Bioethicists--and the FBI--are rethinking biosecurity for the synthetic biology revolution.

biosecurity, genetic engineering, synthetic biology, craig venter, fbi, bioterrorism

Aug. 26, 2011

A Look Back At 9/11 In ‘I Heard The Sirens Scream’

A Pulitzer Prize winning science writer gives her account of the days after 9/11.

911, 9-11, 9/11, september 11, anthrax, terrorism

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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The Myth of the Woolly Bear

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