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2014-03-04 12:26:03

HLI is Building World's Largest Genotype/Phenotype Database by Sequencing up to 40,000 Human Genomes/Year Combined with Microbiome, Metabolome and Clinical Data to Develop Life Enhancing Therapies SAN DIEGO, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company focused on extending the healthy, high performance human life span, was announced today by co-founders J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., Robert Hariri, M.D.,...

2014-02-28 16:23:58

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the J. Craig Venter Institute: What: A telephonic media briefing hosted by J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., to announce a new genomic-based healthcare solution When: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. PT/11:00 a.m. ET Who: J. Craig Venter, Ph.D. and other co-founders, along with collaborating organizations Venter is Co-Founder, CEO and Chairman of the J. Craig Venter Institute, a not for profit...

2013-09-18 12:31:14

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The J. Craig Venter Institute, a not-for-profit genomics research institute, today announced that they have received $2.4 million which represents the first year of a two year award from The National Science Foundation to fund the first phase of a planned five year project to develop the Arabidopsis Information Portal (AIP). Christopher Town, Ph.D., is principal investigator on the grant. Town and other JCVI researchers, along...

2013-07-02 12:23:43

Capital One Bank is Top Sponsor for Event ROCKVILLE, Md. and SAN DIEGO, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) today announced November 9, 2013 as the date for a black tie fund raising event to celebrate the opening of their new sustainable laboratory in La Jolla, CA. Capital One Bank has generously signed on as the highest level, "Visionary Sponsor" for the event. Other sponsors to date include: ZGF Architects and McCarthy Building Companies,...

2013-05-14 12:30:49

LA JOLLA, Calif., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) announced today the launch of their mobile genomics laboratory program in the San Diego, California area. The DiscoverGenomics! Mobile Laboratory is a self-sufficient laboratory on wheels providing middle school students and teachers an opportunity to learn current bioscience concepts and to master the use of the cutting-edge laboratory equipment found in life science research facilities....

2013-03-27 12:23:15

Preeminent Scientist Will Receive Honor at Annual Dinner on Sept. 4, 2013. KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The MRIGlobal Board of Directors and Trustees today announced that it will present its annual Citation Award this year to J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., one of the leading scientists of the 21(st) century. Dr. Venter is the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of the J. Craig Venter Institute, a not-for-profit research organization dedicated to human,...

2012-10-03 10:23:40

Both will report directly to J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer SAN DIEGO and ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) today announced new management changes, naming Karen Nelson, Ph.D., as President and Robert Friedman, Ph.D., as Chief Operating Officer. Both will report directly to J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., who will continue to lead the organization as Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the...

2012-09-05 02:24:39

LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "There are two groups of people," J. Craig Venter told Der Spiegel in 2010. "People either want to know...or they prefer to live like an ostrich with their head in the sand, not knowing anything." By any definition, Venter is a person who wants to know. He wanted to understand the human genome. But the Human Genome Project was working too slowly for his taste. So he created a company, Celera Genomics, that leapfrogged the government-backed...

2012-04-12 06:25:58

SAN DIEGO and ROCKVILLE, Md., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) today announced that Richard H. Scheuermann, Ph.D. has joined the organization as the Director of Informatics effective May 1, 2012. He will be based in the San Diego, California facility and is responsible for leading and directing the informatics programs at both the JCVI Rockville, Maryland and San Diego campuses. "We are very pleased to have Richard as part of the JCVI...

2012-03-26 13:38:10

Just as aspiring authors often read hundreds of books before starting their own, scientists are using decades of knowledge garnered from sequencing or "reading" the genetic codes of thousands of living things to now start writing new volumes in the library of life. J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., one of the most renowned of those scientists, described the construction of the first synthetic cell and many new applications of this work today at the 243rd National Meeting & Exposition of the...