His decision came as an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against him was ongoing.
Learn about the field’s first genetic circuits and read forecasts by George M. Church and J. Craig Venter of a future where man-made organisms pump out novel fuels, drugs, and therapies.
October 1, 2011|
|Rewriting E. coli’s Genetic CodeResearchers use directed evolution to create a bacterial strain that substitutes a synthetic base for thymine.By Sabine Louët|
|Tailor-Made GenomeA method for rapidly replacing stop codons throughout the genetic code of E. coli paves the way for biomanufacturing designer proteins.By Tia Ghose|
|Garage InnovationThe potential costs of regulating synthetic biology must be counted against putative benefits.By Rob Carlson|
|Q&A: Ethics Chair On Synthetic BiologyThe Scientist speaks with the chair of a presidential bioethics commission, which decided this week that synthetic biology should not be too harshly regulated by the US government.By Jef Akst|
|Is the “Synthetic Cell” about Life?A bioethicist explores the soul of Venter’s new life form and of his experiment.By Gregory Kaebnick|