A Future of Building Designer Cells

If you haven’t seen the cinematic masterpiece that is Jurassic Park, drop what you’re doing and go watch it now. Even if you don’t dig dinosaurs, there’s an immaculate scene of an injured, bare-chested Jeff Goldblum, and that alone is worth your 2 hours and 7 minutes.

Adapted from Jurassic Park

Forget dinosaurs, we need some clones of this guy.

Lusting for a young Jeff Goldblum aside, one thing that resonates scientifically in Jurassic Park, is the ability to piece together bits of prehistoric DNA with frog DNA in order to recreate dinosaurs. It turns out that we’re not too far off from technology like this due to research of several scientists, namely  Dr. J. Craig Venter and Dr. Chris Voigt, in addition to the Human Genome Project-Write (HGP-Write). Continue reading