Just because it can be done, does it mean we should.Raymond McCauley, scientist, engineer, investor, Chair, Digital Biology at Singularity University, and co-founder bioCurious. With too many titles to fit on a business card, when Penny asked who Raymond is as a human being, his number one response was a Father, and his most important role, that of being a curator of experience for his 12-year-old twin boys.
This week, Raymond shares with Penny his insights into the world of biotechnology and DNA sequencing, discussing his wish for us to know what the basic technologies are, understand what they do, what we should integrate into our lives, and what we need to put at a distance.
This Week We Explore
Do we need to restrict the tools or restrict the actions that people take with the tools?
Genetic engineering tools, and where they’re being applied
The 2-headed dragon that exists in the use of synthetic biology
Have you stopped to consider who might be falling through the cracks of COVID-19? Penny Locaso joins Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Innovation Leader Abiola Ajetomobi as she shares the effect of COVID-19 on those seeking asylum.
To celebrate Mother's Day and share a story that has already inspired 8,000+ people on LinkedIn, I decided to invite my amazing Mum, Sandra Reed, onto the Human First podcast couch. Since COVID-19 hit I have been committed to sharing stories that uplift and encourage a little more joy into our days. This week is no exception.
How important is creativity and it's expression to humans? This week Penny Locaso is joined by Actor, Singer & Producer Blake Bowden. Blake shares the effect of COVID-19 on the arts industry and the unconsidered implications for a workforce that is casual in nature.