How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves (New York: Basic Books, 2012) is a new addition to Plough Library's collection. It can be found on the New Book Shelf--the call number is 572.8 C48. New books can be checked out for two weeks.
A talk about synthetic biology from Church and science writer Ed Regis can be found on YouTube. Starting 3.8 billion years ago, they trace the evolution of life forms to the present.