Last week, I am creating artificial life, declares US gene pioneer went into my Google Starred list. “Craig Venter, the controversial DNA researcher, is poised to announce the creation of the first new artificial life form on Earth”, stated the Guardian article.
Maybe the reporter was over-excited, maybe the researchers did a bad job. Either way, “poised to announce” is incorrect. You can trust a professional science writer in the form of Carl Zimmer to clarify the story.