Hype Hurts

The Chronicle of Higher Education features synthetic biology pioneer Jim Collins, who bemoans the fact that excessive hype has "hurt the field."

"Some in the community are hyping our capabilities well beyond where we're at," he says. "I think it's better to be a bit sober. I think it's fine to speak to emerging applications and emerging capabilities, but to really qualify where we are at and what we can do now, versus what might this field bring decades down the line."

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