Does anyone else find this extremely disturbing? Designing synthetic organisms, although interesting from a scientific standpoint, seems incredibly risky.  I’m going to send Venter a copy of Bill Joy’s article, Why the Future Doesn’t Need Us.

J. Craig Venter: Designing Life November 21, 2010 5:02 PM

Steve Kroft profiles famous microbiologist J. Craig Venter, whose scientists have already mapped the human genome and created what he calls ‘the first synthetic species.'”

(Via J. Craig Venter: Designing Life – 60 Minutes – CBS News.)


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