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Dr. Craig Venter discusses the creation of a bacterial cell controlled by a chemically synthesized genome at Ted. See our related post "Man Creates Synthetic Life" by Cory Jensen. Ted Talks on Craig Venter:
Craig Venter and team make a historic announcement: they've created the first fully functioning, reproducing cell controlled by synthetic DNA. He explains how they did it and why the achievement marks the beginning of a new era for science.