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Venter's Bug To Save The World

The IntersectionBy Sheril KirshenbaumJune 17, 2008 6:28 PM


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No doubt all this excess CO2 in the atmosphere is mucking up the planet, throwing all sorts of plants, animals, and natural cycles off kilter. Enter Craig Venter. Yes, the very same fellow who decoded the human genome in 2000 faster than anyone. Eight years later, he's set his sights on something that could be even bigger--replacing the petrochemical industry! In short, the most well-known man in genomics is manipulating chromosomes and trying to create an organism that will ingest CO2, water, and sunlight, to give off fuels like diesel and gasoline that we can use it today's automobiles. An energy bug. Really.

Read my full post here and decide for yourself... Scientific revolution or dangerous idea?

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