In preparing for a rapid response to a new deadly outbreak of the flu, Craig Venter and his colleagues engineered the key part of a vaccine within hours of receiving the gene sequence of an unknown virus: The team took this information and used it to make DNA that contained both the gene sequences themselves […]
A $300 million project seems to have failed to produce a cheap way to make fuel from algae. In 2009, ExxonMobil announced that it would pay Craig Venter’s Synthetic Genomics up to $300 million to develop algae-based fuels.
We are close to creating artificial life from scratch, according to Human Genome scientist and genetic research trailblazer Craig Venter.
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Dr. J. Craig Venter thinks advanced biofuels are dead without a carbon tax. Would a carbon tax help level the playing field for renewable fuels?
“Fungal Christmas tree: Top: Talaromyces stipitatus; Tree: Aspergillus nidulans; Ornaments: Penicillium marneffei; Trunk: Aspergillus terreus.” Scientists at the fungal research room at J. Craig Venter Institute in Maryland grew some holiday-themed fungal creations. Show More Summary
Geneticist Craig Venter is working towards a future in which medicines and biological structures can be digitized, emailed, and built with a special device.
J. Craig Venter may have just started a race to discover alien life on the Red Planet. Two high-profile entrepreneurs say they want to put a DNA sequencing machine on the surface of Mars in a bid to prove the existence of extraterrestrial life.
Photo via Shutterstock. Geneticist J. Craig Venter told attendees at the recent Wired Health Conference in New York City that his scientific team is working on what he calls “a 3D printer for DNA, a 3D printer for life.” Such a device—which Venter refers to as a “biological teleporter”—could be used to instantly produce vaccines, [...]
Craig Venter, the über-DNA jockey who quietly sequenced the human genome using his own DNA, then made "synthetic life" by outfitting a gutted bacterium with homemade genes, says his next trick will be emailing biological molecules, using 3D biological printers. The move that could revolutionise healthcare - and biological warfare. More »
With the help of 3D biological printers, Craig Venter plans to email vaccines, which could have implications for treating disease outbreaks
More bioscience and science fiction bits from around the web: • Genome Hunters Go after Martian DNA - Technology Review » It's a race: two biotech companies - J Craig Venter's Synthetic Genomics and Jonathan Rothberg's Ion Torrent - want to send a DNA sequencing machine (made by their company, of course) to Mars. Show More Summary
Craig Venter imagines a future where you can download software, print a vaccine, inject it, and presto! Contagion averted. “It’s a 3-D printer for DNA, a 3-D printer for life,” Venter said here today at the inaugural Wired Health Conference in New York City.
Scientists at Stanford University and the J. Craig Venter Institute have developed the first software simulation of an entire organism, a humble single-cell bacterium that lives in the human genital and respiratory tracts. – NY Times article 7/20/2012 When you are done reading below, take a minute or two to read the NY Times article on [...]
Scientists at Stanford University and the J. Craig Venter Institute — remember the Human Genome project — have simulated an entire organism in software for the first time ever. Using a 128-node computing cluster, a team of scientists led by …
Someday, genetic code may be as downloadable and potentially shareable as email, thanks to devices that can translate biological material into digital files, and vice versa. That's the vision that J. Craig Venter, a pioneer in the field of synthetic biology, laid out last we …
Nearly 70 years after Erwin Schrödinger's What is Life lecture at Trinity College Dublin, Craig Venter returns to the spot to tackle the same question
Algae didn't evolve to produce tens of thousands of gallons of oil per acre. So we have to force the evolution.
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He said they can take a full DNA sequence, place it into an organism's cell, like an algae cell, and then the new code takes over and erases the natural, original DNA, and the cell becomes the programmed DNA's entity. But why wouldn't the cell fight off the new DNA as if it were a virus?