Better Organic Life

Some of the different strategies being pursued in synthetic biology:

"No intelligent designer would have put the genomes of living organisms together in the way
that evolution has. Some parts overlap, meaning that they cannot change jobs independently
of one another. Others have lost their function but have not been removed, so they simply
clutter things up. And there is no sense of organisation or hierarchy. That is because, unlike
an engineer, evolution cannot go back to the drawing board, it can merely play with what
already exists. Biologists, who seek merely to understand how life works, accept this.
Engineers such as Dr Endy, who wish to change the way it works, do not. They want to start
again."
http://biohackery.com/node/33



This radio program delves into Synthetic Biology, Chimeras, George Church, Craig Venter, etc.
RadioLab
Season 4 | Episode 4
(So-Called) Life
http://www.radiolab.org/story/91596-so-called-life/








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