Venter has branched out into vaccines. Oh just fucking great.
Hmm, grows in living tissue cell without killing it. Where have I seen that before.
Venterís team first made a digital version of the known DNA sequence of a species of bacteria called Mycoplasma mycoides.
Once inside the host cell, the new genome switched on and began producing proteins and dividing just like a normal bacterial cell.
By the time of publication in Science journal in May 2010, the new species, called Mycoplasma mycoides JCVI-syn1.0, had divided over a billion times.
Their goal is to use algae to make greater quantities of 'better' biofuels, which have resistance to more diseases, consume less energy and have lower net carbon dioxide emissions than conventional biofuels. The group is also working with drug company Novartis and the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and have announced their intention to have a flu vaccine on the market next year."
[link to www.cosmosmagazine.com
This is what venter is using as a base
"Mycoplasmas, unlike viruses, can grow in tissue fluids (blood, joint, heart, chest and spinal fluids) and can grow inside any living tissue cell without killing the cells, as most normal bacteria and viruses will do. Mycoplasmas are frequently found in the oral and genito-urinary tracts of normal healthy people and are found to infect females four times more often than males, which just happens to be the same incidence rate in rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue and other related disorders.(7) Mycoplasmas are parasitic in nature and can attach to specific cells without killing the cells and thus their infection process and progress can go undetected. In some people the attachment of mycoplasmas to the host cell acts like a living thorn; a persistent foreign substance, causing the host's immune defense mechanism to wage war. This allergic type of inflammation often results in heated, swollen, and painful inflamed tissues, like those found in rheumatoid diseases, fibromyalgia and many other autoimmune disorders like lupus and MS, Crohn's and others. In such cases the immune system begins attacking itself and/or seemingly healthy cells. Some species of mycoplasmas also have the unique ability to completely evade the immune system. Once they attach to a host cell in the body, their unique plasma and protein coating can then mimic the cell wall of the host cell and the immune system cannot differentiate the mycoplasma from the body's own host cell.
[link to rainforest-database.com