synthetic biology

Artificial life in three steps (infographic)

I’ve been scanning newspapers to see how the Science paper by Venter et al. was covered around the world. It isn’t surprising that many newspapers turned to infographics, with varying degrees of success, to try and explain what Venter’s team achieved. Here’s one of the better ones I saw, which British paper The Independent ran…


How big is Venter’s synthetic breakthrough?

Whenever geneticist Dr Craig Venter outlines new research he is involved in the whole world listens. That’s because Venter was involved in one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs of the last 20 years – the sequencing of the human genome. The implications of that advance for the field of genetics has been huge and helped […]