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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\tIt's crunch time for the 'balloonatics' at Macy's Parade Studio. The balloons themselves, which are designed and fabricated in a warehouse in New Jersey, are getting their final checkup before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. John Piper and Jim Artle take us around the studio and spill the secrets of inflation, explain how to calculate whether your balloon will float, and explain why the balloons look better after a little time in the sun.

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