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Genesis 2.0? (via Matters of Life and Tech)

Another take on the whole artificial/synthetic life story.

Genesis 2.0? A paper published last week by a hotshot (and media-savvy) researcher got me thinking about genesis – the biological, not the biblical kind. The paper, by biotech’s enfant terrible Craig Venter, is titled “Creation of a Bacterial Cell Controlled by a Chemically Synthesized Genome.” Much of the popular media, which seems to now be primed to explode into hyperbole every time it sights a Venter paper on the horizon, translated this piece of news to … Read More

via Matters of Life and Tech

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