After few weeks I’ve finally got around to watch Craig Venter’s talk from TEDMED 2009 conference. I think every biologist should watch it, paying attention to what’s said between the lines. This is really cutting edge molecular biology/genetic engineering.
To me the most interesting bit was a screenshot of synthetic organism designer software around 15 minutes into the talk. If you haven’t believed so far that Venter actually knows what he’s been doing, you shouldn’t have any more doubts.