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Sci-Fi movie review: Splice

[Splice. Directed by Vincenzo Natali. Released June, 2010. DVD/Blu-Ray released. As usual, the review contains many spoilers.] It looks like science fiction, but by the end it’s obvious Splice is a gothic horror movie. As science fiction it does have a modern biochemistry lab for a set, at least in the beginning; and the story […]
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Update: Synthetic DNA in a bacterium (a.k.a. synthetic life)

The announcement by the J. Craig Venter Institute team of their creation of synthetic DNA (starting with a computer modeled bacterium genome and implanting it in another bacterium that had its DNA removed) has generated a considerable amount of media coverage. However, not as much as the Gulf Oil disaster, not by a long shot. […]
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Synthetic life, as developed by Craig Venter et al

May 21, 2010: This is one of those days when one story is likely to dominate the science news. It will also be writ large in the world’s news. Craig Venter, the name has to come first, and his research team has claimed creation of the first synthetic life. It should also be a good […]
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