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.

genome, synthetic biology, cell, venter

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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\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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