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GemFM - Episode 3

GemFM - Episode 3

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Bomfunk MCs and Tre Nyhus.

Our aim is to raise awareness of the breadth of projects synthetic biology offers, and offer a platform to international teams to share project news.

Trondheim, the only Norwegian iGEM team, are enabling E.coli to detect and attack cancer cells. The cells will produce a tumor inhibitor effective at killing cancer cells. It will then respond to environmental cues indicating the presence of cancer cells and undergoe lysis, to release the anti-cancer agent. Trondheim iGEM describes this as a "search and destroy" missions against cancer inside the human body.

Dr Alfred Nordmann is Professor of Philosophy and History of Science and Technoscience at TU Darmstadt. We sat down with him at the CAS Conference in Munich to talk about the difference between science and technoscience - including Synthetic Biology. Whereas the former aims to generate intellectual knowledge, the latter focuses on creating capabilities and creative understanding.