Thursday, August 13, 2009

A Short Course on Synthetic Genomics

The Edge Master Class 2009 features George Church and Craig Venter on synthetic genomics. There are six lectures available on edge.org, addressing (from Edge):

What is life, origins of life, in vitro synthetic life, mirror-life, metabolic engineering for hydrocarbons & pharmaceuticals, computational tools, electronic-biological interfaces, nanotech-molecular-manufacturing, biosensors, accelerated lab evolution, engineered personal stem cells, multi-virus-resistant cells, humanized-mice, bringing back extinct species, safety/security policy.

Watch it all.

(photo credit: George Church (left) and Craig Venter (right), edge.org)