March 21, 2014. Steven Benner, Distinguished Fellow at the FfAME, will give
the "Beyond Lecture" at Arizona State University, Neeb Hall, at 7:30 PM.
Previous lecturers have included the biologist Richard Dawkins,
physicist Freeman Dyson, and Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek. Afterwards,
Dr. Benner will sign copies of his book "Life, the Universe, and the
For more information, visit the ASU Beyond website or see Synthetic biologist to discuss creating life in the lab at ASU lecture.
January 24, 2014. FfAME scientists announced in December the joining of
its artificial genetic system with Darwinian evolution. Stuart Dambrot
reviews this work for the public at phys.org.
January 17, 2014. Science magazine has just reviewed recent work at the Foundation on the need for dry land as a venue for the origin of life.
November 17, 2013. Steven Benner and Bill Nye ("The Science Guy") will be presenting
comments at 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM about Monday's launch of the MAVEN
mission to Mars. The event will take place at the Kennedy Space Center
on Sunday, November 17, and is open to the public.
October 21, 2013. Steven Benner, Distinguished Fellow at the FfAME, is a panelist on the
Forum of the National Academy of Sciences covering synthetic biology.
Its first US meeting is open to the public at the Academy's Keck Center,
500 Fifth St. NW, Washington DC, October 21.
September 6, 2013. On Science Friday today, Steven Benner at the FfAME and Christopher
McKay discuss with Ira Flatow the possibility that early Mars was a more
hospitable place for life to originate than early Earth. Live at 2:20
Eastern Daylight Time. Check National Public Radio for local listings.
August 29, 2013. Researchers from the FfAME give a talk today in Italy discussing
evidence relating to the hypothesis that life in the Solar System
originated first on Mars, and later came to Earth. In Florence, the talk
at the Goldschmidt conference is attracting together many Earth and
planetary scientists, as it discusses the interaction between minerals
and organic molecules leading up to the first genetic molecules.