J. Craig Venter

Co-Founder, Chairman, CEO, and Co-Chief Scientific Officer, Synthetic Genomics Inc.

J. Craig Venter is a biologist most known for his contributions, in 2001, of sequencing the first draft human genome and in 2007 for the first complete diploid human genome. In 2010, he and his team announced success in constructing the first synthetic bacterial cell. He is a founder and president of the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) and founder and CEO of the company Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI). His present work focuses on creating synthetic biological organisms and applications of this work, and discovering genetic diversity in the world's oceans.

Dr. Venter is a recipient of the 2008 National Medal of Science and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He is the author of A Life Decoded: My Genome: My Life (Viking, 2007).

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Incomplete Genomics: Adding New Sequences to the Reference Genome
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ExxonMobil, Synthetic Genomics report algae biofuel breakthrough
Posted on 19 Jun 2017 at 2:05pm

ExxonMobil Scientists Figured Out How to Turn Algae Into Biofuel
Posted on 27 Jun 2017 at 8:01am

How Scientists Think CRISPR Will Change Medicine
Posted on 2 May 2017 at 6:16pm

Venter steps down as CEO of Human Longevity
Posted on 3 Jan 2017 at 4:00pm

Festival of Genomics Returns to San Diego—Genomics Wonderland
Posted on 29 May 2017 at 5:00pm

Should You Be Able to Patent an Organism?
Posted on 7 Apr 2017 at 4:47am

ExxonMobil Announces Breakthrough In Renewable Energy
Posted on 20 Jun 2017 at 12:59am

We Can Now Build Biomolecules From Computer Code — No Humans Necessary
Posted on 30 Jun 2017 at 12:03pm

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