Craig Venter

  • Head for the hills: first new artificial life form created

    Head for the hills: first new artificial life form created

    Ready for an ethics debate? DNA researcher Craig Venter (pictured right) "has built a synthetic chromosome out of laboratory chemicals and is poised to announce the creation of the first new artificial life form on Earth." The new species is made from an artificial chromosome constructed by a team of 20 leading scientists led by Nobel laureate Hamilton Smith. The chromosome is "381… Read More