Best known for being the first to sequence the human genome, a high-stakes race to the finish line recounted in A Life Decoded: My Genome, My Life, biologist and entrepreneur J. Craig Venter has recently busied himself with creating "synthetic life." In this thought-provoking, persuasive primer on genetic engineering, Venter provides an insider's view of this emerging field from its origins to its present-day preoccupations.
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