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Joan Slonczewski Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd

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Jay talks with Joan Slonczewski, Professor of Microbiology at Kenyon College and auther of The Highest Frontier, a hard science science fiction story involving genetic experimentation in a space habitat.  Joan and Jay discuss a future characterized by do-it-yourself (DIY) genetic engineering, a future described by Freeman Dyson in his NY Review of Books essay "Our BioTechFuture."

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Genetic engineering
DIY
space habitat
microbiology
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