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Programming Life

October 11 @ 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Speaker: Raymond McCauley

Raymond McCauley

Raymond McCauley

Founding Faculty, Digital Biology Chair, Singularity U

Raymond is a systems biologist, bioinformaticist, biophysicist, computer scientist, and storyteller who was on the team that invented next-generation DNA sequencing.

Raymond McCauley

Founding Faculty, Digital Biology Chair, Singularity U

Programming Life

What happens when biology becomes digital and can be programmed like personal computers and smartphones?

Key Takeaways: 

  • Learn about the difference between digital biology and old-school biology.
  • Reading DNA — dropping costs; medical and consumer examples; biodefense; future uses.
  • Writing DNA — as a coding exercise; CRISPR/Cas9; examples in industry, food, medicine, humans, environment; ethics.
  • Hacking Biology — biohackspeaces; as education; as invention hubs; as innovation; local examples; how to participate.
  • What will the trends in digital biology mean for our jobs, our families, our lives, and ourselves? What’s coming next?

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Date:
October 11
Time:
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
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