Topic: Craig Venter
Researchers have achieved the first mapping of a fetus's DNA. The breakthrough opens the potential to choose a child's characteristics. Such power, however, should also force questions about 'playing God.'
A presidential commission lays out a reasonable path forward in exploring the potential of synthetic biology, a possible boon to energy, environmental cleanup, and medicine. But its report should also spark an ongoing debate.
12/28/2010 12:58 pm
Even in the era of a black president, Americans are never far from conversation, argument, or conflict over race. But while racism is real, race itself is a mirage.
09/20/2010 11:56 am
Last Thursday, the J. Craig Venter genomics research institute announced that it has created the first organism with a manmade genome, offering a potential breakthrough in our understanding how complex life first emerged.
05/26/2010 01:33 pm
The leadership and performance guru reveals what he's reading, watching, and listening to.
03/21/2008 01:00 am
A genome firm says it changed one bacterium species into another by transferring DNA 'software.'
06/29/2007 01:00 am