Synthetic biology pioneers issue bioterror warning

As synthetic biology emerges from the sidelines to produce new therapies and fuels, the burgeoning business also promises to create tools that can be put to work on the behalf of a new generation of bioterrorists. And two of the pioneers in the field, George Church and Craig Venter, warn that regulators will need to watch over the work to make sure the technology doesn't end up in the wrong hands.  Report