*Shatter Viruses With Sound Vibration* Scientists may one day be able to destroy viruses in the same way that opera singers presumably shatter wine glasses. New research mathematically determined the frequencies at which simple viruses could be shaken to death. "The capsid of a virus is something like the shell of a turtle," said physicist Otto Sankey of Arizona State University. "If the shell can be compromised [by mechanical vibrations], the virus can be inactivated."
The J. Craig Venter Institute's Summer Internship program is a paid 8-week program for students interested in genomics. Under the supervision of a mentor, students conduct research in genomic medicine, infectious diseases, plat, microbial and environmental genomics, synthetic biology and biological energy, bioinformatics, and software engineering. Students must be 16 years old to apply, have a B average and demonstrate a strong interest in te chosen subject.
J. Craig Venter (born October 14, 1946) is an American biologist and entrepreneur. He is known for being one of the first to sequence the human genome and for creating the first cell with a synthetic genome. He was listed on Time magazine's 2007 and 2008 Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.
On the verge of creating synthetic life, TED Talks- "'Can we create new life out of our digital universe?' asks Craig Venter. And his answer is, yes, and pretty soon. He walks the TED2008 audience through his latest research into 'fourth-generation fuels' -- biologically created fuels with CO2 as their feedstock. His talk covers the details of creating brand-new chromosomes using digital technology, the reasons why we would want to do this, and the bioethics of synthetic life."
"In the menagerie of Craig Venter’s imagination, tiny bugs will save the world. They will be custom bugs, designer bugs — bugs that only Venter can create. He will mix them up in his private laboratory from bits and pieces of DNA, and then he will release them into the air and the water, into smokestacks and oil spills, hospitals and factories and your house." NYT
Craig Venter: 'This isn't a fantasy look at the future. We are doing the future'
Craig Venter: 'This isn't a fantasy look at the future. We are doing the future'. The pioneering American scientist, who created the world's first synthetic life, is building a gadget that could teletransport medicine and vaccines into our homes or to colonists in space.