Jargon is easy; metaphors are tough -- try describing synthetic biology to folks who have never heard of it. One of our editors gives it his best shot in fourth episode of the Instant Egghead segment of Scientific American's new video podcast. (iTunes, RSS)

 

Previous episodes of the 60 Second Science Video Podcast:

What is Evo-Devo?

What is Moore's Law?

What is Dark Matter?