Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Craig Venter "plays God" on international editions of Newsweek
Apparently, on European, Asian, and Latin American editions of Newsweek this week, Craig Venter (my ultimate boss after about three levels), is shown looking, I suppose, reflective about the potential awesomeness of synthetic biology and the possibility of "playing God". Or maybe he just has indigestion. Anyway, the article is here. Interestingly enough, neither the cover nor the article appears in the US edition. The article is interesting enough, but I wish it would have clearly distinguished the public research on synthetic biology going on at the JCVI from Craig's startup. Yes, both involve Craig, but not everyone who works for Craig is on the private sector side of things.