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2010-05-20 13:30:00

WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, 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. Now,...

2010-05-20 11:22:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI), a privately held company applying synthetic genomic-driven commercial solutions to a variety of global challenges including energy and the environment, applauds the creation of the first synthetic bacterial cell by researchers at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI). SGI has provided nearly $30 million in funding for this work since 2005. SGI was founded in 2005 by Drs. J. Craig Venter and Hamilton Smith, along with...

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2009-08-23 08:30:00

On Friday, controversial biologist Dr Craig Venter said that the creation of artificial life was mere months from taking place. Venter reported that his team of researchers at the J Craig Venter Institute in Maryland had transferred the DNA of one type of bacteria into a yeast cell before modifying it and transferring in into another cell, according to the Daily Mail. Researchers said the new method allowed them to clone the entire bacterial genome from Mycoplasma mycoides by adding yeast...

2008-01-29 10:46:29

With help from government scientists, Wired Science reported on Monday that they had deciphered the secret messages embedded within the world's first human crafted genome. Dr. J. Craig Venter and his colleagues at the J. Craig Venter Institute revealed their secret messages which were embedded using "watermarks" which contained coded messages that could be translated by determining the amino acid sequence. Apart from spelling out the name of the Dr. Venter's institute, The New York Times...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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