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Life Is What The Lab Makes Of It

In an exclusive chat with Outlook, the Indian scientists on J. Craig Venter’s team talk of their work, their Indianness

Life Is What The Lab Makes Of It
Life Is What The Lab Makes Of It
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Man’s quest to play God seems to have become irrepressible. What  better way of sublimating   this instinct, then, than to harness breathtaking scientific breakthroughs to create life itself in the laboratory. But this wasn’t what prompted Radha Krishnakumar to apply for a slot on the exclusive team of the eponymous J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), the genomic research organisation based in Rockville, Maryland, that has created the world’s first synthetic bacterial cell. Her inspiration was altruistic, though she did feel the excitement course through her as she read in a journal about the incredible plan of scientist J. Craig Venter. As Radha told Outlook, “Immediately I saw the huge benefits and implications of such an achievement and wanted to be a part of it.”

Sanjay Vashee, Assistant...

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