Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life

By J. Craig Venter

“Venter instills awe for biology because it is, and because it may well develop into in our hands.” —Publishers Weekly

On may well 20, 2010, headlines all over the world introduced probably the most impressive accomplishments in sleek technology: the construction of the world’s first artificial lifeform. In lifestyles on the velocity of Light, scientist J. Craig Venter, top recognized for sequencing the human genome, stocks the dramatic account of ways he led a group of researchers during this pioneering attempt in man made genomics—and how that paintings can have a profound influence on our life within the future years. this can be a interesting and authoritative learn that offers readers a chance to examine afresh the age-old query “What is life?” on the sunrise of a brand new period of organic engineering.

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