Argument: Any scientific advance can be abused; synthetic life no different

Issue Report: Artificial life


“Synthetic cells: It’s life, but not as we know it.” The Guardian. May 22, 2010: “While it is true that every new process in the physical as in the biological sciences may lead to unanticipated, potentially harmful novelties, it is also the case that, in the end, any scientific advance can potentially be abused for ill as well as used for good.”