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J. Craig Venter

Biography:

J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., is regarded as one of the leading scientists of the 21st century for his numerous invaluable contributions to genomic research. He is Founder, Chairman, and CEO of the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), a not-for-profit, research organization with approximately 300 scientists and staff dedicated to human, microbial, plant, synthetic and environmental genomic research, and the exploration of social and ethical issues in genomics.

Dr. Venter is also Founder and CEO of Synthetic Genomics Inc (SGI), a privately held company dedicated to commercializing genomic-driven solutions to address global needs such as new sources of energy, new food and nutritional products, and next generation vaccines. Dr. Venter is one of the most frequently cited scientists, and the author of more than 250 research articles. He is also the recipient of numerous honorary degrees, public honors, and scientific awards, including the 2008 United States National Medal of Science, the 2002 Gairdner Foundation International Award, the 2001 Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize and the King Faisal International Award for Science.

Past Shows:

UFO Encounters & Sheep Mutilations

Investigative reporter Linda Moulton Howe discussed a case involving an FAA-certified pilot who said he was 60 feet from a UFO when it landed in New Mexico in the summer of 1977, and a Minuteman II repairman's testimony of an abduction of a security guard by a UFO. She also reported on a Texas farmer who says that 21 of his sheep have been mysteriously mutilated or taken. In the first hour, genomic researcher Craig Venter talked about his work creating synthetic lifeforms. ... More »

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