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J Craig Venter sequenced the human genome. Now he wants to convert DNA into a digital signal

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J. Craig Venter: Humans now have the ability to control evolution, though perhaps not yet the wisdom | Dr. J. Craig Venter discusses what the near future holds for the world of synthetic biology and our understanding of the human genome.

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J. Craig Venter (born October 14, 1946) is an American biologist and entrepreneur. He is known for being one of the first to sequence the human genome and for creating the first cell with a synthetic genome. He was listed on Time magazine's 2007 and 2008 Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.

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Craig Venter: 'This isn't a fantasy look at the future. We are doing the future'

Craig Venter at Synthetic Genomics, his laboratory in La Jolla, California. Photograph: Mark Mahaney/Redux /Eyevine

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Genomics: Craig Venter is fighting ageing with genome sequencing http://ift.tt/25t0ItG

SMALLEST CELL: Mycoplasma. The pink circles are a type of bacterium only 0.1 μm in diameter (0.0001 mm, or about 0.0000039 inches).

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Life hacking: Craig Venter says he’s close to creating artificial bacterium ‘from scratch’

Image of the Day: Kaleidoscopic Stalk Vascular bundles in this cross section of a dahlia flower stalk help the plant distribute water and nutrients to its tissues. Flickr, Eckhard Völcker

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Through a Geek Lens: Not Your Typical Christmas Tree!

Fungal Christmas tree. Top: Talaromyces stipitatus; Tree: Aspergillus nidulans; Ornaments: Penicillium marneffei; Trunk: Aspergillus terreus.

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