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|Monday, 21 May 2012 00:01|
Parenthetically SpeakingYou were on the internet before I was born? Well, so was I.
FYI(John) Craig Venter (b. 14 October 1946), an American biologist and entrepreneur, was among the first to sequence the human genome. In 2010, he played a role in creating the first cell with a synthetic genome. The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) is a genomics research organization that studies genomics and it societal implications. For more information on Venter, see two related Ted videos:
Craig Venter is on the verge of creating synthetic life (2008). Can we create new life out of our digital universe? Craig Venter asks. His answer is yes -- and pretty soon. He walks through his latest research and promises that we'll soon be able to build and boot up a synthetic chromosome.
Ted: Craig Venter unveils synthetic life (2010). 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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