By Julie Steenhuysen (Reuters) - A company formed by genome pioneer Craig Venter will offer clients of a South Africa-based insurance company whole exome sequencing - sequencing all protein-making genes in the human genome - at a price that marks yet another dramatic decline in the cost of gene sequencing, the two companies said on Tuesday. Show More Summary
Elon Musk knows that Mars will not be terraformed in his lifetime. Still, the SpaceX and Tesla renaissance man does have a vague plan on how to seed life there: He wants to team with legendary geneticist Craig Venter to print life on the Red Planet. Show More Summary
2014 was the most exciting year in digital health since 2000, when the human genome was cloned. In February 2001, The Human Genome Project and Craig Venter’s Celera Genomics published the hallmark event. What followed was over a decade of glimmers of the potential for personalized medicine and new insights into disease, but also realistic […]
It’s an honor to be featured in the list of the Top 30 Social Influencers in Biotech and Biopharma alongside Paul Sonnier, Atul Gawande, Craig Venter, Eric Topol, Alan Greene, Atul Butte and others.
Wil S. Hylton’s 2012 article about biological machinery.
Bob Hariri, M.D., Ph.D., is the vice chairman of Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), a genomics and cell-therapy diagnostics and therapeutics company he co-founded in 2013 with Craig Venter and Peter Diamandis, which is focused on extending the healthy, high-performance human lifespan. Show More Summary
Researchers finished the first draft of the human genome in the year 2000. Although the decreasing cost of the technology has far outpaced Moore’s Law since then, we have yet... read more
When leading genomic scientist, J. Craig Venter announced in May 2010 that he’d created the first self-replicating organism with a totally synthetic genome (the genetic material of an organism), it was the first time many people had heard of synthetic biology. Venter did not actually create a synthetic living organism—rather his research team created a [...]
1. Several observations about the sleep of horses. 2. Interview with Craig Venter. And the motivations of Kobe Bryant. 3. How the French protect real wages for some, and why it is not sustainable. 4. Laura Miller on Excellent Sheep, I wanted to like that critique of Ivies education more than I did, but I […]
The J. Craig Venter Institute is looking for a Bioinformatics Analyst in La Jolla, CA. The post states, “The Bioinformatics Analyst will be responsible for the validation of the ontology components inferred from the network analysisShow More Summary
J. Craig Venter, the biologist who led the effort to sequence human DNA, on unlocking the human genome and the importance of building extraordinary teams for long-term results.
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...
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 ...