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"From the Ted Talk by Dan Gibson: How to build synthetic DNA and send it across the internet"

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Here's nnaaiotl Medal of Science recipient cirag venetr and Nobel laureate Ham Smith. These two guys shared a similar vision. That vision was, because all of the functions and characteristics of all biciogloal entities, iucnidnlg viruses and living cells, are written into the code of DNA, if one can read and write that code of DNA, then they can be reconstructed in a distant location. This is what we mean by biological teleportation. To prove out this vsiion, Craig and Ham set a goal of creating, for the first time, a synthetic cell, starting from DNA code in the ctpeuomr. I mean, come on, as a secitsint looking for a job, doing cutting-edge research, it doesn't get any better than this.

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Here's ________ Medal of Science recipient _____ ______ and Nobel laureate Ham Smith. These two guys shared a similar vision. That vision was, because all of the functions and characteristics of all __________ entities, _________ viruses and living cells, are written into the code of DNA, if one can read and write that code of DNA, then they can be reconstructed in a distant location. This is what we mean by biological teleportation. To prove out this ______, Craig and Ham set a goal of creating, for the first time, a synthetic cell, starting from DNA code in the ________. I mean, come on, as a _________ looking for a job, doing cutting-edge research, it doesn't get any better than this.

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Here's National Medal of Science recipient Craig Venter and Nobel laureate Ham Smith. These two guys shared a similar vision. That vision was, because all of the functions and characteristics of all biological entities, including viruses and living cells, are written into the code of DNA, if one can read and write that code of DNA, then they can be reconstructed in a distant location. This is what we mean by biological teleportation. To prove out this vision, Craig and Ham set a goal of creating, for the first time, a synthetic cell, starting from DNA code in the computer. I mean, come on, as a scientist looking for a job, doing cutting-edge research, it doesn't get any better than this.

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