Firestorm brewing as scientists work to create synthetic human DNA
- The Human Genome Project (HGP) took 13 years and $3 billion to complete.
- Scientists planning to synthesize human DNA think it is as little as 5 years away.
- They are seeking $100 million, and believe it will in total cost less than HGP.
- Their aim is to get the cost of making a DNA base pair down to one cent.
Alex Ossola, special to CNBC.com