Thursday, July 02, 2009

Ventor and Dawkins Video

This video is truly fanscinating and well worth watching.

Venter and Dawkins tour Venter's Institute. It's just amazing how far genetic sequencing technologies have come in just a decade. And computing technology is at the fore of this progress. As Venter puts it in the interview, it's "the industrialization of biology".

Venter estimates that the goal of a $1000 human genome could be achieved in 5 years, which would revolutionize medicine. This video, with two of today's most important scientists, is a real gem and effectively illustrates the incredible speed with which the genetic revolution is progressing.