On May 10 ScienceExpress published on-line Craig Venter’s Creation of a Bacterial Cell Controlled by a Chemically Synthesized Genome. A talk by Venter given last year at TED.com is a good introduction to the work.
Venter’s achievement is remarkable and embodies two critical accomplishments–first, the use of a chemically (vs. biologically) synthesized chromosome. Venter’s chromosome had never . . . → Read More: Thoughts on Craig Venter’s Synthetic Cell