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Date: 04/24/2014
Biological Teleporation with Dr. J. Craig Venter

Dr. J. Craig Venter, the Founder, CEO and Chairman of the J. Craig Venter Institute, discusses biological teleportation.

Dr. J. Craig Venter

It's little wonder that Dr. J. Craig Venter is regarded as one of the leading scientists of the 21st century. A biologist par excellence, he is most noted for his leading role as head of the private effort in the first sequencing and analysis of the human genome -- which was a milestone in the famous Human Genome Project, the worldwide research effort more than 15 years ago to identify all the approximately 20,000-25,000 genes in human DNA. He and his team went on to sequence his own full diploid human genome in 2007. Later, he and his research team created the first bacterial cell with a synthetic genome (a genome made artificially by chemical synthesis). In addition, true to Craig's keen interest in hands-on science education, JCVI is also a leader in K-12 outreach in science discovery. For example its Discover!Genomics Mobile Genomics Laboratory is noted for bringing the science of genomics to thousands of middle schoolers each year by exposing them to exciting encounters with JCVI researchers and technology. "The results have been fantastic," says Craig.

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