If the promise of synthetic biology is expansive, the potential for catastrophe is plain. The greater the reach of biomachinery, the more urgent the need to understand its risks… . Looking to the dawn of a biomachine age, many environmental groups worry that synthetic bugs could become the ultimate invasive species… . In 2010, President Obama ordered his bioethics commission to examine the implications of Venter’s work, and the commission found “limited risks.” Still, a person can be forgiven for recalling the moment in “Jurassic Park” when Dr. Ian Malcolm smirks at a team of genetic engineers and warns them, “Life finds a way.”
Hylton, Wil S. “Craig Venter’s Bugs Might Save the World.” The New York Times. 30 May 2012. Web. 4 June 2012. [source]
References to Dr. Ian Malcolm always find a way.
Into my heart.