Quote of the day:
“Some people think this is science fiction. It’s not real; it’s somewhere out there. I actually think that’s a good thing. If what you are doing is not seen by some people as science fiction, it’s probably not transformative enough.”
Google co-founder Sergey Brin discussing today’s taste test of the world’s first synthetic hamburger, developed from cloned, in-vitro muscle tissue.
Samples of in vitro meat, grown in a laboratory at the University of Maastricht Photograph: Francois Lenoir / Reuters/REUTERS