This article arises from Future Tense, a collaboration among Arizona State University, the New America Foundation, and Slate. A Future Tense conference on whether governments can keep pace with scientific advances was held at Google D.C.'s headquarters on Feb. 3-4. (For more information, please visit the NAF Web site.)
Science comic Brian Malow examines Hollywood's special gift for spinning worst-case scenarios out of advances in genetic engineering and other frontiers of science.
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