Creativity and the Promise of Openness
Chapter Five: Bioeconomy and the Third Industrial Revolution in the Age of Synthetic Life | with Priya Venkatesan
Michael A. Peters and Priya Venkatesan
A new economic space has been delineated—the bioeconomy—and a new form of capital—biocapital.
—Nicholas Rose (2009), The Politics of Life Itself: Biomedicine, Power,and Subjectivity in the Twenty-First Century (p. 6)
Daniel G. Gibson and his twenty-four colleagues1 at the Craig Venter Institute published their pathbreaking paper ‘Creation of a Bacterial Cell Controlled by a Chemically Synthesized Genome’ in Science on May 20, 2010.2 In the abstract they report:
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