George Church and Ting Wu work at the forefront of research in genetic and nano-engineering. As part of this vanguard, the duo present some of the scientific insights they have gained that may eventually allow us to reinvent nature and possibly ourselves.
George Church, PhD is Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Wyss Institute, Director of the Center for Computational Genetics, Director of the NIH Center for Excellence in Genomic Science (on human genome engineering), founder of PGP and guinea PiG#1. He is a member of the NAS and NAE and Franklin Laureate for Achievement in Science.
We are the first generation of humans to radically engineer new life forms. When historians of the future look back, they may find monuments to Ting & George who embody the scientific insight and engineering craft that is at the nexus of this new movement.