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musings on synbio and more

Synthetic Biology: The Last Frontier

What is synthetic biology and why do we need it?


Green is the New Black: the Lure of Conspicuous Conservation

Does owning a Tesla make you a better person? What about two Teslas?


We Have a Recycling Problem

Recycling has significant downsides and limitations. How can we address these? Read to find out. 


10 CRISPR Applications Beyond Gene Editing

Is there anything that can't be solved with CRISPR? From live cell imaging to COVID diagnostics, this biotech tool can do a lot more than just edit DNA.  


10 Next Decade Sci-Fi Trends in Biotechnology

Biotechnology is developing at an accelerating pace. Here is a list of 10 crazy Sci-Fi ideas that are likely to become a reality by 2030. 

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The Renaissance of Interdisciplinary Education

In a world where specialization is everything, truly interdisciplinary scientists are a dying breed. Let's rescue them from extinction. 


Curiosity Killed the Cat

What discovery of CRISPR and Richard Feynman have in common: A story about the importance of random curiosity in science. 


Galileo's Curse

Why are scientists overworked and underappreciated? Changing the mindset from the labor of love to something more sustainable.


On Contemporary Art

Making great art means diving deep and facing the unknown, taking risks and exposing your vulnerability. But is it worth it?


Other writing: essays, etc.

Some writing from past life: short essays on film and art history, book and play reviews, scientific publications, and a thesis on the Treatment of Time in Early Indian Art. 

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