Forbidden Research

At a moment when research is forbidden it is incredibly important that we find ways to be creatively and pro-socially disobedient. video

Suggestion: Precommit to do the right thing even in moments of moral weakness.

Related: We are now accepting nominations for the first-ever MIT Media Lab Disobedience Award, which carries a $250,000 cash prize, no strings attached. post


Talks by Joi Ito Ethan Zuckerman Cory Doctorow Edward Snowden Bunnie Huang Megan Palmer Kevin Esvelt Ryan Phelan George Church.

EFF Lawsuit Takes on DMCA Section 1201: Research and Technology Restrictions Violate First Amendment. post

Against the Law: Countering Lawful Abuses of Digital Surveillance (by direct introspection.) post


In genetics, gene drive is a technique that promotes the inheritance of a particular gene to increase its prevalence in a population. wikipedia

The goal of each level of genetic rescue is to restore a species to full genetic health. Success is when it can prosper in the wild without further treatment. site

Germplasm stored in the Frozen Zoo has the potential to produce offspring when used for in vitro oocyte maturation and fertilization, artificial insemination, and embryo transfer. site


A day's worth of video makes this hard to finish.