Synthetic biology? Open-source biotechnology? If you aren't up on these concepts, the world is passing you by. Genetically engineered food crops are yesterday's news; today, advances in the field are thought to be accelerating faster than Moore's Law, the be-all-end-all benchmark for sci-tech geeks. Today, Drew Endy, a proponent of synthetic biology, squares off with technology activist Jim Thomas, a leading critic.
Mon., Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., 2008