J. Craig Venter

Oct. 25, 2013

Craig Venter: Life at the Speed of Light

In his latest book, Venter imagines printing out flu vaccines and teleporting Martian DNA.

j craig venter, DNA, genetics, human genome, Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life, dna

May. 21, 2010

Booting Up A Synthetic Cell

Researchers have inserted an artificially-produced genome into bacterial cells -- and the resulting cells appear to function normally.

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Jan. 25, 2008

Synthetic Genome

Researchers have built an artificial copy of a bacterium's genome from scratch in the lab.

genome, artificial life, genetics, biotechnology

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