"Garage Innovation" in The Scientist

My column in this month's The Scientist is now available online.  "Garage Innovation" was written based on my presentation to the Presidential Commission on for the Study of Bioethical Issues and my experience over the last few years navigating discussions on regulating biological technologies.

I had to write the piece without having access to the Commission's recommendations, and relying instead on press reports of what Commission members said about the draft.  Now that I have perused the report (BIG PDF), I mostly like what I see.  Here is the relevant press release.  I'll have something more on the report after I have a chance to sit down and fully digest it.