Robert Carlson

Articles by Robert Carlson

11 December 2013

From national security to natural security

Robert Carlson

Why the world should begin exploring the possible use of synthetic biology to counter the worst effects of climate change.

21 November 2008

Tracking the spread of biological technologies

Robert Carlson

It is often said that the coming century will be dominated by biological technologies. For that to be true, our ability to design and build synthetic biological systems will require substantial improvement. Most products resulting from genetic modification on the market today are a consequence of a mere handful of changes in genetic structure.