Scientist Craig Venter, known for being one of the first to sequence the human genome, spoke at Google's Zeitgeist conference in Arizona this week. The topic: reprogamming DNA to create "a more information-driven species".
Yeah, it's some pretty mind-bending stuff.
We had the opportunity to listen to him speak in person at SXSW a few years ago, earlier in his work with synthetic life. It's truly fascinating. If you've got twenty minutes to kill, watch the video above.
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