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Monthly Archive for May, 2003

Synthetic biology

Take a peek at the world of tomorrow. Science News has published an article on synthetic biology: Digital Cells. Synthetic biology does not refer to “inventing life” from scratch. It also doesn’t mean simply simulating life on a computer. It is concerned with starting with a simple model organism and understanding it well enough to […]

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The meaning of life

Your mother didn’t make you. Who did? Your mother gave you a warm room and plenty of food. Who made you? It’s a tricky question. To speak of making implies two things: the thing being made and the one who makes it. Birds make nests. Bees make hives. Carpenters make houses. But mothers don’t make […]

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