Synthetic biology is an emerging field with incredible potential. The idea is to build genomes from the ground up. Craig Venter made the first breakthrough in synthetic biology four years ago when his team created the first artificial bacterial genome. Now another team has made similar progress with yeast, which is eukaryotic (meaning the cells [...]
And why not modify our bodies with the gene that enables polar bears to keep warm in winter? Column Edie Lush Monday, March 17, 2014 - 9:55am CRAIG VENTER, the scientist who first mapped the human genome in 2007 and created synthetic...Show More Summary
Below is a pointer to a recent radio interview with Craig Venter on the subject of his new venture Human Longevity, Inc. It is my belief that genetic data and analytics at the large scale will benefit medicine as a whole, the quality of cancer treatments especially, but the direct utility of this field to radical life extension is limited. Show More Summary
J. Craig Venter says his new company, Human Longevity, will focus on figuring out how people can live longer and healthier lives and will be the world’s largest human DNA sequencing operation.
Scientist and entrepreneur J. Craig Venter sets his sights on slowing the aging process by creating the world's largest human genome database
Biotechnologist Craig Venter — the first scientist to map the human genome and create synthetic life — now wants to dramatically extend the human lifespan. His new company, Human Longevity Inc., will use both genomics and stem cell therapies to help people stay healthy and vibrant for as long as possible. Read more...
Everyone thought Google was crazy for trying to find solutions to major problems facing human health. So what will they say when they discover Google isn't alone in its ambitious quest?
The human genome pioneer has unveiled a venture to provide whole genome sequencing and cell-therapy-based diagnostic services for patients.
The wealthy entrepreneur J. Craig Venter is starting a new company focusing on how people can live longer and healthier lives.
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review. Developing a Fax Machine to Copy Life on Mars Why Craig Venter wants to put a DNA sequencing machine on Mars and how his “biological fax” could be useful here on Earth.—Susan Young, biomedicine editor
Last week I had the privilege of speaking with J. Craig Venter at the Hillside Club in Berkeley, as part of the Bay Area Science Festival. Dr. Venter is a pioneer in biotech, from sequencing the Human Genome to creating a synthetic ...
Now Venter wants to convert DNA into a digital signal.
"Craig Venter says that 'life ultimately consists of DNA-driven biological machines. All living cells run on DNA software, which directs hundreds to thousands of protein robots.' The foregoing statement uses the telic language of exogenous design and operational complexity to...
“What is life?” asks Craig Venter, author of Life at the Speed of Light and one of the first to sequence the human genome and create the first cell with a synthetic genome: "Only three simple words, and yet out...
Over at Slate, Laura Helmuth has a piece accusing the National Institutes of and its director, Francis Collins, of essentially colluding with the Smithsonian Museum of American History to rewrite the story of how the first draft of the human genome was sequenced. In case you don’t remember, Collins led the Human Genome Project, backed [...]
Dr. J. Craig Venter, the scientist, entrepreneur and genomic pioneer, has often been accused of sensationalism in the past. Whether this is due to the intrinsically sensational nature of his accomplishments or the scale of claims on future work, remains to be seen. Show More Summary
In 2010, Craig Venter, who helped map the human genome, became the first to successfully create “synthetic life,” using chemicals and inserting DNA into the cell of a bacteria —putting humankind at the threshold of the most important and exciting...
Adam Leith Gollner cracks open the history books: Each time technology attains a new paradigm, some of us start imagining we’ll live forever as a result. When Craig Venter created the first synthetic genome in 2010, newspapers claimed science had “officially replaced God.” After CERN’s particle accelerator seemingly established the existence of the Higgs boson in […]
The least efficient thing we do is feed cows grass, corn, water, to produce steaks. It’s not sustainable. I think technology can replace meat from animals. I have a name for our enterprise. It’s called “motherless meat” because vegans have a rule that if it has […]
Mike Magee In 2003, I was moderating a Q&A session with Craig Venter, the American biologist and entrepreneur of DNA mapping fame. On behalf of the audience, I asked him what percentage of the knowledge required to optimally care for human beings did we currently possess. His unhesitant response? “Less than one percent.” Over the [...]