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Life at the Speed of Light with Craig Venter


In a special lecture, J. Craig Venter describes his current work and new book, Life at the Speed of Light, which illuminates the emerging field of synthetic genomics by detailing its origins, controversies, and potential effects on our future.

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The Power of Poison: Poison as Medicine

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The word poison may evoke thoughts of murder and mayhem, but for centuries healers and scientists have harnessed the power of natural poisons, toxins, and venoms, as medicine as well. The upcoming special exhibition The Power of Poison, opening this Saturday, offers much more on Poison for Good; this article also features plants and animals that humans have used to create powerful medicines against such ailments as cancer, diabetes, and malaria.

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