Gene Hack, Man from Big Picture Science

From Big Picture Science - 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
Gene Hack, Man
2014-02-10 00:00:00
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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