The Challenge of Synthetic Biology

The creation of a bacterial cell controlled by a chemically synthesized genome is projected as a great breakthrough of science in the 21s century. On 19th May, biologist Craig Venter and his colleagues announced their great achievement to the rousing reception of the scientific community. Craig Venter with his usual air of arrogance declared that the breakthrough will redefine...


Hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays to virtue.

- Fr Victor Ferrao