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Craig Venter:
Craig Venter onthult "synthetisch leven"

TED in the Field · 18:17 · Filmed May 2010
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Craig Venter en zijn team doen een historische aankondiging: ze hebben de eerste volledig functionele, reproducerende cel gemaakt, gestuurd door synthetisch DNA. Hij legt uit hoe ze dit hebben gedaan en waarom deze prestatie het begin markeert van een nieuw tijdperk voor de wetenschap.

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Biologist, genetics pioneer
In 2001, Craig Venter made headlines for sequencing the human genome. In 2003, he started mapping the ocean's biodiversity. And now he's created the first synthetic lifeforms — microorganisms that can produce alternative fuels. Full bio

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