We have published widely in books, journals, magazines, and online about aspects of the bio-economy and the future of biology.
Rob Carlson's blog: www.synthesis.cc
Dr. Carlson is the author of Biology is Technology: The Promise, Peril, and New Business of Engineering Life, published in 2010 by Harvard University Press. For more information, including excerpts, visit www.biologyistechnology.com
Selected Recent Publications
"A Life of Its Own: Where will synthetic biology lead us?"
Michael Specter, The New Yorker, September 28, 2009.
"Hacking goes squishy"
The Economist, Sep 3rd 2009.
"The New Biofactories"
Robert Carlson, in What Matters, McKinsey Publishing, McKinsey and Company, 2009.
"Tracking the spread of biological technologies"
Robert Carlson, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 21 November 2008.
"The Big Squeeze: New Fundamentals for Food and Fuel Markets"
Stephen C. Aldrich, James Newcomb, Robert Carlson, Bio Economic Research Associates, June 2008.
"Scenarios for the Future of Synthetic Biology"
Stephen Aldrich, James Newcomb, Robert Carlson. Industrial Biotechnology. March 2008, 4(1): 39-49.
"Laying the foundations of a bio-economy"
Robert Carlson, Systems and Synthetic Biology, August 2007, 1(3).
"Genome Synthesis and Design Futures: Implications for the US Economy"
James Newcomb, Robert Carlson, Steven Aldrich, Bio Economic Research Associates, 2007.
"Synthetic Biology 1.0"
Robert Carlson, Future Brief, 2005.
"The Pace and Proliferation of Biological Technologies"
Robert Carlson, Biosecurity and Bioterrorism, September 2003, 1(3): 203-214.