Craig Venter is speaking next, on synthetic genomics. I’m missing at least the first half of the Michigan-Penn State game so I can report it. I’ll be interested to see if he discusses space applications.
Pete Worden is speaking now, and commenting on the fortunate confluence of the two conferences that allowed this talk. Venter one of the leading scientists of the 21st century, with over 400 scientists on staff devoted to genetic research and associated moral issues.