This *is* old news. Business Week had a story on this, "Playing God in the
Lab" back in it's April 26, 1999 issue. I'm not sure if you have to be a BW
subscriber to access this, but I don't think so. Just do a search for
"Craig Venter" at www.businessweek.com and the relevant story comes up in
12th position (showing that Dr. Venter has been getting in the news quite a bit!).