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Rebecca Wilbanks
Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University

Rebecca Wilbanks is a Hecht-Levi postdoctoral fellow at the Berman Institute of Bioethics and a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She is working on her first book, ‘Life’s Imagined Futures,’ on the speculative science and speculative fiction of synthetic biology. 

Written by Rebecca Wilbanks