To diffuse technology or not to diffuse: that’s the question

Posted on Tuesday, September 26, 2017


PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 12:00 AM

Let me give you a choice between two compelling narratives on the topic of diffusion—efforts to make technologies available by means of government policies. The first is an argument for the broad diffusion of biotechnologies, including synthetic biology and CRISPR (a genome editing tool). The other is an argument for a slow-down or clamp-down. You be the judge. But please do choose, because the stakes are high and the time is now.

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