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FutureBANG!

The emerging technologies of the future will comprise the manipulation of four major categories: Bits, Atoms, Neurons, and Genes. In other words, FutureBANG!
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Now displaying: September, 2016
Sep 9, 2016

Ian and Jesse discuss the current state of genetic modification of agricultural products, and where the technology might lead in the future. If we could add, subtract, and combine any traits we want in our crops, what wondrous things could we create?

 

Links to topics discussed:

FlavrSavr tomato

Golden Rice

Aquadvantage salmon

Norman Borlaug

NYT article on GMO products

CRISPR

Gene guns

Civil War urban legend

Craig Venter

Enviropig

C3 vs C4 photosynthesis

 

Theme music, used with permission, by Jonathan Coulton.

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