The year is 2030. In a high-security containment lab, scientists gathered around a towering machine, eagerly awaiting the first look at a newly discovered bacterium on Mars. With a series of beeps, the machine—a digital-to-biological converter, or DBC—signaled that it had successfully received the bacterium’s digitized genomic file. Using a chemical cocktail comprised of the […]
Every few years, J. Craig Venter of Synthetic Genomics and Exxon issue a proclamation about progress in biofuels derived from algae. Venter gets funded, Exxon gets green cred, breathless articles get written in the business press, and...Show More Summary
Think of them as Sumo wrestler algae: fat, but also fit. It’s fat (more correctly, lipids) that can be made into biofuels, which, if they were as cheap as petroleum, would yield untold ecological advantages. But how do you make algae better at making fat?
Craig Venter, the man who mapped the human genome, is back with a $25,000 physical he hopes can extend your life--and make him a billionaire.
PLUS: Cover Story Featuring Human Longevity Co-Founder Craig Venter on How to Cheat Death NEW YORK (February 21, 2017) – Forbes released today the February 28, 2017 issue of Forbes magazine, featuring this year’s retirement guide. Craig Venter, who is featured in the cover story How to Cheat Death (p.74), successfully [...]
Despite all the publicity, Human Longevity Inc. is a personalized medicine company rather than a longevity science company, intended to be the seed for a new industry that provides an incremental advance on present day customization of medicine through use of genetics. Show More Summary
Christmas + Science = Awesome These awesome little Christmas trees are made of colorful fungi grown in petri dishes by scientists at the J. Craig Venter Institute in Rockville, Maryland: “In a relatively unknown place, on the 3rd floor...Show More Summary
We need people like genetics pioneer Craig Venter. But as with most pioneers, it’s generally a good idea to follow them from a safe distance. Venter recently announced that he underwent surgery after genetic testing he helped develop led to a discovery of what he termed “high-grade” prostate cancer. Venter says there were no other […]
Franz Och, a star computer scientist known as the chief architect of Google Translate, has left his job as chief data scientist at J. Craig Venter’s Human Longevity Inc. (HLI) to join Grail, the ambitious pan-cancer screening company co-founded by Illumina. Och is now listedon LinkedInas head of data science for [...]
J. Craig Venter, PhD, led the first privately funded effort to sequence the human genome Pioneering Scientist Craig Venter makes the case… Erin O’Donnell
Bacterium created in Craig Venter's lab breaks record for smallest genome and could help reveal secrets of life
The University of California, San Diego, J. Craig Venter Institute, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology and The Scripps Research Institute have teamed up to create the "Mesa Consortium," a new scientific hub for the Human Vaccines Project. Show More Summary
Genomics entrepreneur Craig Venter has created a synthetic cell that contains the smallest genome of any known, independent organism. Functioning with 473 genes, the cell is a milestone in his team’s 20-year quest to reduce life to its bare essentials and, by extension, to design life from scratch. link.
J.Craig Venter Institute team Mike Magee A decade or so ago, I had the opportunity to moderate an educational forum that featured Craig Venter. Venter was relatively fresh off of the competitive race to define the human genome, a scientific battle that ended in a truce with current NIH director, Francis Collins. Show More Summary
Craig Venter’s team has crossed another milestone in their quest to engineer artificial life – they have engineered a bacterium that can survive and reproduce with just 473 genes. This is the smallest genome of any free-living thing (so that does not include viruses). The purpose of this is to create a minimal starting point […]
Bacteria created in Craig Venter's lab breaks record for smallest genome and could help reveal secrets of life
21ST CENTURY HEADLINES: The Mystery of the Minimal Cell, Craig Venter’s New Synthetic Life Form.
SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY: Scientists Synthesize Bacteria With Smallest Genome Yet Ewen Callaway | Scientific American "Genomics entrepreneur Craig Venter has created a synthetic cell that contains the smallest genome of any known, independent organism. Show More Summary
Scientists have created a synthetic organism that possesses only the genes it needs to survive. But they have no idea what roughly a third of those genes do. The post The Mystery of the Minimal Cell, Craig Venter's New Synthetic Life Form appeared first on WIRED.
In trying to build the simplest life form possible, Craig Venter and a team of scientists reveal life's truly exquisite complexity.