10/25/2013

Craig Venter: Life at the Speed of Light

22:44 minutes

In his new book Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life, Craig Venter writes of the brave new world synthetic biology may some day deliver: from consumer devices that print out the latest flu vaccine to instruments on Mars landers that analyze Martian DNA and teleport it back to Earth to be studied—or recreated.

 

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J. Craig Venter

J. Craig Venter is author of Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life (Viking, 2013); founder, chairman and CEO of the J. Craig Venter Institute; and founder and CEO of Synthetic Genomics Inc. in La Jolla, California.

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