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Gene Hack, Man

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Gene Hack, Man
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ENCORE Computers and DNA have a few things in common. Both use digital codes and are prone to viruses. And, it seems, both can be hacked. From restoring the flavor of tomatoes to hacking into the president’s DNA, discover the promise and peril of gene tinkering.
Plus, computer hacking. Just how easy is it to break into your neighbor’s email account? What about the CIA’s?
Also, one man’s concern that radio telescopes might pick up an alien computer virus.
Guests:

George Weinstock – Microbiologist, geneticist, associate director at the Washington University Genome Institute, St. Louis
Jim Giovannoni – Plant molecular biologist, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cornell University campus
Andrew Hessel – Faculty member, Singularity University, research scientist at Autodesk, and co-author of “Hacking the President’s DNA” in the November 2012 issue of The Atlantic
Dan Kaminsky – Chief scientist of security firm DHK
Dick Carrigan – Scientist emeritus at Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois

Descripción en español
First released December 10, 2012

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