Life at the Speed of Light

From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life

Recommended by Naveen Jain, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #28 in Genomics, Ranked #71 in Biotechnology

In 2010, scientists led by J. Craig Venter became the first to successfully create 'synthetic life' - putting humankind at the threshold of the most important and exciting phase of biological research, one that will enable us to actually write the genetic code for designing new species to help us adapt and evolve for long-term survival. In 'Life at the Speed of Light', Venter presents a fascinating and authoritative study of this emerging field from the inside - detailing its origins, current challenges and controversies, and projected effects on our lives. less

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Naveen Jain (Note: When asked what books had the biggest impact) A few that come to mind include: Abundance by Peter Diamandis, Life at the Speed of Light by Craig Venter and How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth, and Karen Dillon. However, every book I’ve read has impacted my thoughts in a different way. Whenever I am excited by a new topic or industry, such as the microbiome – which has resulted in the formation of Viome, I read any and all books on the topic. Each book contributes to my thought process and what is the next step to take. (Source)

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