Life 2.0: the genetic code is 3.6 billion years old ..

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Life 2.0: the genetic code is 3.6 billion years old .. It’s time for a rewrite!

Like many people who like science and technology in general, I follow branches of science other than what I work with in daily like(mobility/wireless/web). One such branch is genomics – specifically the work of Craig Venter

This week’s newsweek (International edition) has an article called Life 2.0 – Playing God based on Craig Venter’s new work in the field of Synbio(Synthetic biology)

This is well worth a read if you interested and the article has that memorable headline .. The genetic code is 3.6 billion years old .. It’s time for a rewrite!

Makes perfect sense in context of synthetic biology(which is essentially the science of creating new life forms – based on synthetic DNA, synthetic genes, synthetic genomes and ultimately whole organisms)

By the way, there is much to learn from someone like Craig Venter .. one of my role models .. he combines science with a ruthless practicality, vision and focus .. which sadly is an exception amongst many technologists today.