Craig Venter's new longevity startup will make "100 the new 60"

Biotechnologist Craig Venter — the first scientist to map the human genome and create synthetic life — now wants to dramatically extend the human lifespan. His new company, Human Longevity Inc., will use both genomics and stem cell therapies to help people stay healthy and vibrant for as long as possible. » 3/05/14 7:35am 3/05/14 7:35am

How we'll use "teleporters" to stop the next pandemic

Okay, so imagine this: It's about twenty years from now and a serious pandemic hits. You're rightly terrified of leaving your house for fear of contracting the virus — but you know full well that you can't stay home forever. That's when you hit the internet and boot up your 3-D bio-printer. After downloading the… » 10/17/12 2:40pm 10/17/12 2:40pm

Venter's "synthetic life" is the faucet drip that would be a monsoon

Last week, bio-enterpreneur icon Craig Venter burst into the limelight yet again by announcing his "synthetic organism." The work duly appeared in Science and the predictable shouting ensued, from fears that humans are "playing God" to hails of "artificial life". » 5/25/10 1:30pm 5/25/10 1:30pm

Race Has Little to Do with Genetic Makeup, Say Scientists

In an effort to create "personalized drugs" that work for specific, targeted groups of people, many medical researchers have suggested the adoption of "race-based" medicine. Race-based meds like BiDil, aimed at African Americans with heart disease, are already on the market. But in a fascinating commentary in today's issue … » 8/19/08 5:07pm 8/19/08 5:07pm