Science reporting is hard, and mistakes can be made. But I never expected the BBC could cover a subject this badly.
Back in March, David Shukman (BBC Science Editor) published a short report on synthetic biology. The reports cast a shadow on the hard work of scientists and implies that synthetic biology is not accepted my the main stream scientific community.
Original video (BBC news at 10 on 28/3/12 15mins in)
Synthetic Biology Explained