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TED Talks: Season 2014

2014x44 Gabe Barcia-Colombo: My DNA vending machine
TV-PG

  • 2014-03-06T06:00:00+01:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Vending machines generally offer up sodas, candy bars and chips. Not so for the one created by TED Fellow Gabe Barcia-Colombo. This artist has dreamed up a DNA Vending Machine, which dispenses extracted human DNA, packaged in a vial along with a collectible photo of the person who gave it. It’s charming and quirky, but points out larger ethical issues that will arise as access to biotechnology increases.

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