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More on gene-sequencing pioneer J. Craig Ventner

Controversial genetics researcher reveals more about his motivation and research.

Once a surfer-slacker, now a genetics pioneer, with a stop at suicidal Viet Nam vet along the way, some would say that J. Craig Ventner's done more to promote knowledge about the human genome than anyone else out there.

We mentioned his work here before, and are interested to see where he goes with his controversial efforts to patent genetic sequences and research practices.

For a conversation with Ventner on his (again controversial) "triumph over nature" and Darwinian sailing adventures, click here for the full interview on MSNBC: "Decoding the DNA decoder"