What a beautiful website! I have always wanted to do something with leaves on Alt Text but it always seemed hard to get good images. Looks like John found a way – create them.
Synthetic Biology – “specifying every bit of DNA that goes into an organism to determine its form and function in a controlled, predictable way…The goal…is nothing less than to “reimplement life in a manner of our choosing. And some potential applications? “building organisms, like supercoral that sucks carbon out of the biosphere and puts it into building materials, or an acorn programmed to grow into an oak tree – complete with a nifty tree house. And there’s the opportunity to add new chromosomes to the human genome, ushering in a panoply of human augmentations and enhancements.”