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.
By nailing down the genetic ingredients for life, synthetic biologists at the J. Craig Venter Institute may have redefined the rules for what's essential for survival. Continue reading ? The post How many synthetic genes does it take to sustain life? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
Chipping away at the genome of a tiny parasitic bacteria, genetic-sequencing trailblazer J. Craig Venter and colleagues say they’ve synthesized the shortest-known genome known to support life. This man-made set of genetic instructions contains only 473 genes, breaking the record held by the bacteria...
A team lead by the biologist J. Craig Venter has created, in the laboratory, a species of bacteria with a genetic code smaller than any known to exist in nature–basically creating a new organism with a minimal code necessary for lif...
J. Craig Venter and his colleagues ?at Synthetic Genomics Inc update their efforts to create a “hypothetical minimal genome” in this week’s Science. “JCVI-syn3.0,” or syn3.0 for short, is about 531,000 base pairs organized into 473 genes,
LA JOLLA, CA - February 19, 2016 - A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) shows that the act of creating pluripotent stem cells for clinical use is unlikely toShow More Summary