July 30th, 2010

Synthetic Life Unveiled by Craig Venter [Video]

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This post is presented by SBE, the Society for Biological Engineering—a global organization of leading engineers and scientists dedicated to advancing the integration of biology with engineering. Dr. Craig Venter discusses the creation of a bacterial cell controlled by a chemically synthesized genome at Ted. See our related post "Man Creates Synthetic Life" by Cory Jensen. Ted Talks on Craig Venter:
Craig Venter and team make a historic announcement: they've created the first fully functioning, reproducing cell controlled by synthetic DNA. He explains how they did it and why the achievement marks the beginning of a new era for science.
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