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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...

2013-03-27 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,...

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2010-05-28 06:50:00

Scientists said on Thursday that synthetic biology can be used to make instant vaccines, inexpensive medicines and even nonpolluting fuel, but it will take time. Researchers, members of Congress and an ethicist all agreed the technology does not pose immediate environmental, ethical and security concerns, but did say that everyone involved needs to keep a close eye on developments. A hearing before the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee was spent mostly outlining the...

2010-05-21 19:07:00

LAS VEGAS, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Today is an historical date," declared Rael, leader of the International Raelian Movement, in a statement released this morning. "With Venter's achievement, we're witnessing the first step toward the Elohimization of humanity that will bring the creation of the first synthetic human being." According to the Raelian philosophy, the Elohim are the advanced extraterrestrial scientists who created all life on Earth, including people. The...

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2009-08-23 08:30:00

On Friday, controversial biologist Dr Craig Venter said that the creation of artificial life was mere months from taking place. Venter reported that his team of researchers at the J Craig Venter Institute in Maryland had transferred the DNA of one type of bacteria into a yeast cell before modifying it and transferring in into another cell, according to the Daily Mail. Researchers said the new method allowed them to clone the entire bacterial genome from Mycoplasma mycoides by adding yeast...

2008-01-29 10:46:29

With help from government scientists, Wired Science reported on Monday that they had deciphered the secret messages embedded within the world's first human crafted genome. Dr. J. Craig Venter and his colleagues at the J. Craig Venter Institute revealed their secret messages which were embedded using "watermarks" which contained coded messages that could be translated by determining the amino acid sequence. Apart from spelling out the name of the Dr. Venter's institute, The New York Times...

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2007-09-04 08:10:00

NEW YORK -- People are less alike than scientists had thought when it comes to the billions of building blocks that make up each individual's DNA, according to a new analysis. "Instead of 99.9 percent identical, maybe we're only 99 percent (alike)," said J. Craig Venter, an author of the study - and the person whose DNA was analyzed for it. Several previous studies have argued for lowering the 99.9 percent estimate. Venter says this new analysis "proves the point." The new work, in the latest...