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Study Up For 'Think': The Rules Of Playing God


How are scientists transcending the limits of evolution to solve global problems like food shortages and climate change?  Science writer Adam Rutherford tracks the rise of synthetic biology - and the complications that arise in its wake -  for his new book Creation: How Science Is Reinventing Life Itself. Rutherford joins Think host Krys Boyd at noon.

Rutherford makes the case for manipulating nature to cure diseases in an opinion piece for the Guardian, using breeding and farming as examples of how humans regularly engineer outcomes. 

Listen to Think from noon to 2 p.m., and again from 8 to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday on KERA 90.1 FM or stream if you like.