Don't Exaggerate

UCLA researcher Christina Agapakis writes at The Crux blog that "exuberant over-optimism about the possibilities of genetics, both sequencing and now synthesizing genes, has created outsized expectations of what DNA can do, blurring the lines between science fiction and science fact." Scientific "hype," particularly the excitement currently surrounding synthetic biology and "biohacking," is exaggerating the possibilities and providing an unreali

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