Creating Synthetic Life Premieres Tonight

I feel as though we should mention that the special Creating Synthetic Life premieres tonight at 8pm on the Science Channel.

Here’s part of the press release.

Dr. J Craig Venter…and his team at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) became the first in history to synthetically create a living, self-replicating cell.

Now, Science Channel is exclusively bringing viewers inside Dr. Venter’s pioneering quest to produce life synthetically in Creating Synthetic Life, premiering Thursday, June 3, 2010, at 8PM e/p. Over the course of five years, only Science Channel cameras captured the failures, successes and breakthrough moments of Dr. Venter, Nobel Laureate Hamilton Smith, Dr. Clyde Hutchison and JCVI researchers as they meticulously sought to create a synthetic single-celled organism.

Following that at 9PM viewer questions that were submitted via Facebook will be answered.

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