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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'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


Craig Venter: Google your date's DNA

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

By Oct. 19, 2007


$1000 genome sequencing ushers in a new era of scientific research

Genetics company Illumina has unveiled the HiSeq X, a new supercomputer that the company claims will cut the cost of genome sequencing to just US$1000.

By Jan. 16, 2014


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


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