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Just to Clarify | Venter’s Genome decoded

Just to Clarify | Venter’s Genome decoded
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First Published: Wed, May 26 2010. 11 23 PM IST
Updated: Wed, May 26 2010. 11 23 PM IST
New Delhi: The big news from the science world, over the last few days, has been the creation of the first fully synthetic life form by a maverick geneticist named J. Craig Venter.
Venter’s scientists had tried to create a synthetic bacteria genome earlier, in 2008, but they weren’t exactly able to infuse the “spark of life” into it. His success this time around raises all sorts of ethical questions, but on Just to Clarify today, we’re going to try to answer some basic scientific questions first.
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First Published: Wed, May 26 2010. 11 23 PM IST