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1. ASTROBIOLOGY - the study of life in the universe and the
chemical and physical forces and adaptations
which influence life's origin, evolution, and destiny
Rare Earth vs. Drake Equation
2. STEM CELLS, ARTIFICIAL ORGANS, and the BORG
Will the ability to culture Human stem cells alter human destiny?
3. GENOMICS - Human Genome Project -
the approximate [
100,000] 30,000 genes in human DNA,
determine the sequences of 3 billion bases in human DNA,
store this information in databases,
develop tools for data analysis and drug manufacture to treat disease
address the ethical, legal, and social issues which arise."
Prions, Heat-shock proteins, DNA-nanotubes, & Viruses
The idea is to exploit biology's assembly skills to build new
Instead of domesticating plants and
animals, it's time to domesticate
molecules according to the burgeoning field of
Using bacteriophages to make circuits.
Second Green Revolution
is genetically engineered food safe?
- Zyvox (a new man made antibiotic)
Has the widespread use of antibiotics favored selection of
resistant strains to the point we have no defense against pathogens?
Drugs, Doping, and Testing
Is amateur sports dead? Has
altered the science of sport forever?
Charles Mallery -CASUM - last update
25 February, 2005