The Principles for the Oversight of Synthetic Biology

What the Hell Is Hank Green’s Problem with Genetic Engineering?!?! – part 3

June 2, 2013 // 8 Comments

By: Myles Power Edited by: Peter What the hell is Hank Green’s problem with genetic engineering?!?! – part 2 In this final instalment of ‘what the hell is Hank Green’s problem with genetic engineering?!?!’ I am going to discuss the final two minutes of the video ‘Glowing Rats and Extreme Genetic Engineering‘. The final portion of the video mostly consists of a Skype conversation with Eric Hoffman – the Genetic Technology Policy Campaigner for Friends of [...]

What the Hell Is Hank Green’s Problem with Genetic Engineering?!?! – part 1

May 28, 2013 // 9 Comments

By: Myles Power Edited by: Hannah As many of you know I used to be madly in love with Hank Green from SciShow. I found his videos educational, entertaining and thought he could do no wrong. However, all that changed when earlier this year he published a video called ‘The Science of Genetically Modified Food’. I have previously written about it, saying that the video was nothing more than a fear piece and not a fair representation of the scientific community which Hank is meant to [...]

Coalition of Environmentalists Report on Synthetic Biology

June 9, 2012 // 6 Comments

By: Myles Power Edited by: Hannah As many of you will know, I am not a big fan of David Shukman (BBC Science Editor). This dislike came from watching his biased broadcast on the BBC, in which he cast a shadow on the hard work of synthetic biologists and the subject as a whole. I later found out that at the same time, he published a related article on the BBC news website. It was just as misinformed and alarmist as the broadcast and inexcusably made a link between synthetic biology [...]