Archive for February, 2013

Steve Benner: Let’s Discuss Origin of Life on Charlie Rose

Article – Suzan Mazur

Steve Benner describes himself as a “crackpot synthetic biologist to some extent” (i.e., he thinks outside the box). Benner pioneered synthetic biology, for example, and in 1984, generated the first synthetic gene to encode an enzyme. Read more »

Loren Williams: “The Original RNA World Model Is Dead”

Article – Suzan Mazur

I met Loren Williams at the recent NASA-sponsored Origins of Life conference at Princeton. He was one of the liveliest questioners, always pitching with a relaxed focus. Williams is a professor of biochemistry at Georgia Institute of Technology and Principal Investigator … Read more »