Renowned scientist J. Craig Venter explains the new field of synthetic genomics, detailing its origins, current challenges and controversies, and projected effects on our lives. In 2010, scientists led by Venter became the first to successfully create “synthetic life,” and he looks at how it can lead to chemical and energy generation, health, clean water and food production, and possibly even our own evolution. In Life at the Speed of Light, Venter presents a study of this emerging field from the inside.
One of the great landmarks in the history of science – and of humanity – occurred when J. Craig Venter published the first sequence and analysis of the human genome. What made this event so remarkable was not just the accomplishment, but the fact that it was achieved faster and ...
Gerald Ford spoke candidly with Thomas DeFrank about everything from Richard Nixon to Dick Cheney. The interviews are so revealing that President Ford only permitted them to be released after his death. Then, J. Craig Venter describes what it was like to become the first person to sequence the human ...
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