Below is a link to an 18:18 video of Craig Venter's May 20, 2010, news conference announcing his team's success in devising the world's first synthetic life form. ...
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CRAIG VENTER UNVEILS "SYNTHETIC LIFE"
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May 20, 2010
Craig Venter and team make a historic announcement: they've created the first fully functioning, reproducing cell controlled by synthetic DNA. He explains how they did it and why the achievement marks the beginning of a new era for science.