Wednesday, May 26, 2010

And Craig 'Vented' Life.......


Craig Venter did it again!. After 15 years of hard work, Craig Venter and his associates created the first synthetic genome, inserted it into a cell after replacing its original DNA and created a new life form!!!!!
This is the second
time that Craig has revolutionized the Genomics field. Couple of decades back, his sequencing approach, completed the Human Genome Project many years ahead of schedule. This time I think the impact is much more. The Econo
mist had the news on the cover page of their May 22nd issue. However the May 20th issue of Science covered it only as a News item deep inside the magazine! Unfortunately the scientific world has always viewed Mr.Venter with suspicion. Agreed he is a maverick, but isn't it time to fully acknowledge the man's contribution!

4 comments:

Arulmurugan said...

Synthetic life patenting would be extremely damaging. Read this on BBC.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science_and_environment/10150685.stm

Arulmurugan said...

Hi I also read one more article in timesonline.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/science/article2010049.ece

the above link and the previous one (BBC) are UK versions.

婷妏 said...

唯有用熱情、用智慧去觀察事物,這事物才會把他的秘密,洩漏給我們......................................................

HaroldM22 said...

All roads lead to Rome. 堅持自己所選!..................................................