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Venter introduces X Prize to sequence centenarians' DNA

Craig Venter helps launch the Archon Genomics X Prize, which will award $10 million to the first team to sequence the genomes of 100 centenarians to a level of accuracy never before achieved and at relatively low cost.

By Oct. 26, 2011


Craig Venter: Google your date's DNA

Genetics pioneer Craig Venter has news from the frontiers of biology.

By Oct. 19, 2007


Scientists create synthetic cell, version 1.0

Scientists at the J. Craig Venter Institute have announced the creation of a synthetic cell controlled by manmade genetic instructions.

By May. 20, 2010


Craig Venter's CO2-Eating Organisms

Craig Venter, who led the charge to decypher human DNA, is now on the green hunt. He's looking for a double-wammy: take CO2 in the atmosphere and convert it into fuel (rather than fuel creating CO2 as is mostly the case today).

By Jun. 19, 2008


Reporters' Roundtable: What is artificial life? (podcast)

Craig Venter recently announced that he had modified a living organism by replacing its DNA with a synthetically-created genome. Today we're talking about this new technology, how it works, and what it means for all of us.

By Jun. 4, 2010


Human sewage--the next source of electricity?

Can microbes turn drain water into power? Yes, says a noted genetic scientist. And they can make jet fuel too.

By Oct. 19, 2007


Researchers in Maryland unleash synthetic DNA

Largest ever, man-made DNA structure created, according to Craig Venter Institute

By Jan. 27, 2008


First successful gene transplant a success

The species was changed. But it's controversial.

By Jun. 28, 2007


Buzz Out Loud 1233: Synthetic life is oh so blue (podcast)

We have synthetic life! Craig Venter's new bacterium is alive and is blue... because that's what it's programmed to be. Also, Google says Happy 30th Birthday Pacman by putting a playable game into the Google banner. Tech support calls ensue.

By May. 21, 2010


Future cars as 'two-ton Cuisinarts'?

Cars aren't going anywhere, but conventional fueling strategies will change dramatically, according to panelists at the Future in Review conference.

By May. 23, 2007