Dr. J. Craig Venter

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Yesterday I was zapping through my TV and stopped when I saw a lecture in BBC World about DNA sequencing. The speaker, unknown to me at that time, had a unbelievable message to say: he's about to create the first artificial life form in the planet Earth.

Gene pioneer Dr. J. Craig Venter is one of the principal scientists who decoded the human genome and he was the invited speaker for this year Richard Dimbleby Lecture. if you have 43 minutes to spare, watch the video and try to answer the following question: what does the future hold in a DNA-driven world?

Update Jan 22: Excellent comment by Nuno Mendes.

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