The Rundown: Dr. J. Craig Venter on So-Called Synthetic Life (rebroadcast)

Through the summer on the rundown we’re airing some of our favorite interviews from the past year. Today, it’s a conversation with renowned biologist Dr. J. Craig Venter who gave on of this year’s Pushing the Boundaries of Life lectures in conjunction with the Utah Museum of Natural History. Venter, who is probably best known for sequencing the human genome a decade before most had predicted it could be done, is the author of the books A Life Decoded: My Genome: My Life, and Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life. Plus your top local headlines and an update from the World Cup.