Laurie Garrett – “Biology’s Brave New World”


Laurie Garrett

An essay in the current edition of “Foreign Affairs” magazine says the practice of synthetic biology holds great promise for humankind—it could lead to anything from cleaner water to a cure for cancer. But unchecked, it could also lead to Armageddon. The essay’s author, Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations, joins us to discuss the “synbio” revolution.