We have published widely in books, journals, magazines, and online about aspects of the bioeconomy 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, which received the PROSE Award for Best Engineering and Technology Book of 2010 and was named to Best Books of 2010 lists at both The Economist and ForeignPolicy.com. For more information, including excerpts, visit www.biologyistechnology.com.
Selected Recent Publications
"Estimating the biotech sector's contribution to the US economy", Robert Carlson, Nature Biotechnology 34, 247–255 (2016).
"From national security to natural security", Robert Carlson, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 11 Dec 2013
"How will synthetic biology and conservation shape the future of nature?", Kent H. Redford, William Adams, Georgina Mace, Rob Carlson, Steve Sanderson, Framing Paper for International Meeting, Wildlife Conservation Society, April 2013.
"The Military's Push To Green Our Explosives", Robert Carlson and Dan Grushkin, Slate, Jan, 2012.
"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.