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Synthetic Life

Presenting You the Smallest Synthetic Living Organism, Yet

Daniela Quaglia | Posted 05.03.2016 | Science
Daniela Quaglia

Dr. Venter is a biology guru. Not only his team, together with the US government, was the first to sequence the human genome, but (in 2010) they had managed to create what had been called the first synthetic life form.

Genome Pioneer: We Have The Dangerous Power To Control Evolution

The WorldPost | xxNathan-Gardelsxx | Posted 09.10.2015 | World

J. Craig Venter is the pioneering cartographer of the human genome, the sequence of which he and other scientists mapped in 2000. The WorldPost recent...

Artificial DNA Can Do WHAT?

Posted 04.20.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi, InnovationNewsDaily Contributor Published: 04/19/2012 04:26 PM EDT on InnovationNewsDaily Synthetic molecules resembling DN...

The Presidential Commission and Synthetic Biology

Michael Rugnetta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michael Rugnetta

The promise of the field of synbio as a whole is that scientists will be able to employ this type of genome synthesis to create customized life forms for a wide array of purposes. The peril is exactly the same as the promise.

Creating "Synthetic" Life

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

Once scientists become nimble at synthesizing the human genome, will they use that technology wisely? Who decides how and when the technology should be employed? And how can those decisions be enforced?

Venter's Celebrity Bacterium: The Faucet Drip That Would Be a Monsoon

Athena Andreadis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.

The Craig Venter endeavor was expensive, glitzy -- and banal. My advice to bioethicists is to save their energy for truly fearsome items.

Artificial Life Boots Up: Scientists Unveil Manmade DNA (VIDEO)

Huffington Post/AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — Scientists announced a bold step Thursday in the enduring quest to create artificial life. They've produced a living cell powered by ma...