Tuesday, June 29, 2010
What Did Craig Venter Do?
Using an existing cell, J.Craig Venter and his team incorporated the chemically synthesized genome of one bacteria into another. Thus, Venter basically created the first DNA of a living cell. This bacterial cell is the first life form to have synthetic DNA entirely control it. It is a key step towards the design and creation of new living things.
The team hopes to "build" bacteria that absorb carbon dioxide to help repair the environment.
Here's a clip of the breakthrough.