Playing God: Has science crossed a line?

Day 2 /  / Track 1  /  RU / Introduction to technology

Eliminating genetic defects and improving human capabilities. Saving endangered species and reviving extinct ones. Changing genetic code and DNA alphabet. Genetic engineering of populations and mutagenic chain reactions. Synthetic chromosomes and eliminating genetic trash. Human cloning and children with three parents. Are we going to play God like this or is it time to outplay him?

Alexander Panchin

Alexander graduated at the Department of Bioengineering and Bioinformatics, Moscow State University (PhD in Computational biology). Currently he's involved and interested in the topics of human metagenome research, phylogenetic analysis and evolutionary biology.