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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\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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