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

AVAILABLE IN ITUNES

Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

view more

FEATURED PLAYLIST

Happy National Moth Week!

BOOKS BY OUR GUESTS

Mystery Box

The Myth of the Woolly Bear

\tLegend holds that the length of a woolly bear caterpillar’s color bands can be used to forecast how severe the winter weather will be. The myth dates back to colonial American folklore but was popularized by a 1948 study. SciFri finds out if there’s any truth to the lore, and what the caterpillar’s fuzzy bristles are really used for.

Science Friday® is produced by the Science Friday Initiative, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Science Friday® and SciFri® are registered service marks of Science Friday, Inc. Site design by Pentagram; engineering by Mediapolis.

 

topics