Creating Synthetic Life
June 3rd at 8 PM ET
The world-renowned scientist, Dr. J. Craig Venter, announced that he and his team at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) became the first in history to synthetically create a living, self-replicating cell.
The news holds groundbreaking potential for solutions to a host of global challenges, including generating new food sources, pharmaceuticals and vaccines; cleaning up pollution; creating new energy sources; producing clean water; and more.
And now, the Science Channel announces the debut of an exclusive look into Dr. J. Craig Venter’s creation with Creating Synthetic Life. Science Channel captured the failures, successes and breakthrough moments of Dr. Venter, Nobel Laureate Hamilton Smith, Dr. Clyde Hutchison and JCVI researchers as they meticulously sought to create a synthetic single-celled organism.
Stay tuned on the Science Channel to watch Creating Synthetic Life: Your Questions Answered, premiering June 3rd at 9 PM ET. This one-hour special is an open forum discussion featuring Dr. Venter, leading bioethicists, top scientists and other members of the scientific community discussing the breakthrough’s ramifications and how it may change our world and the future.