Just Fax it from Mars

It would take a while to move samples between Mars and the Earth. Craig Venter, though, is working on a digital biological converter that would allow the content of Martian samples to, in essence, be faxed from the Red Plant to the Earth where that information could be placed into a blank cell and "booted up," the New York Times reports.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Related Posts

Between Two Worlds

Traveling Genome

Pyrimidines in Space

Early MinIon Mania

In Nature this week: mouse genome functional analysis, more sensitive chromatin immunoprecipitation, and more.

The Center for Data Innovation and HealthITNow argue for re-building of genomic research infrastructure.

A Senate committee has unanimously approved a bill to require articles resulting from federally funded projects to be made publicly available, according to ScienceInsider.

The US is heading toward another budget showdown, Nature News says.