ISBN 9780349139906,Life at the Speed of Light

Life at the Speed of Light



Little Brown Book Group

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9780349139906

ISBN-10 0349139903


Number of Pages 320 Pages
Language (English)


Life at the Speed of Light, by J. Craig Venter, is a book that delves into the evolution of life from the day the Double Helix was discovered, to the dawn of digital life. Summary of the Book J. Craig Venter, an esteemed scientist, studies the creation of life in the emerging field of synthetic genomics in Life at the Speed of Light. A team led by him became the first to create "synthetic life" successfully in 2010. That was a milestone in the field of biochemistry and genetics. Craig explains how genomics will have a profound effect on human existence in the near future, by impacting health, clean water and food production, chemical and energy generation, environmental control, and possibly the process of evolution too. The book also discusses the prevailing controversies and challenges faced by this field of study. About J. Craig Venter J. Craig Venter is an American entrepreneur, geneticist, and biochemist. He is widely known for leading the team that was the first to sequence the human genome and also the first to transfect a cell with a synthetic genome. He is the Founder of Celera Genomics, The Institute for Genomic Research and the J. Craig Venter Institute. He has been listed among the world's most influential people by Time and New Statesman. He has also authored A Life Decoded: My Genome - My Life.