Blazing New Trails in Genomics: J. Craig Venter Presents at the Upcoming Atlantic Meets Pacific Conference

The creation of artificial life and synthetic beings is only something that happens in sci-fi movies like Blade Runner, right? Wrong.

J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., a graduate of UC San Diego and speaker at the upcoming Atlantic Meets the Pacific Conference in La Jolla, CA (October 7-9, 2012), was the driving force behind the first successful attempt to sequence the human genome and, more recently, the creation of the first form of organic life through using a fully synthetic genome.

Venter is regarded as one of the leading scientists of the 21st century for his numerous, invaluable contributions to genomic research.  He is Founder of the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) – a non-profit research organization dedicated to genomic research and the exploration of social and ethical issues in genomics – is the author of more than 250 research articles and is one of the most frequently cited scientists today.

Blazing new trails in genomics, Dr. Venter and his team at JCVI are leading the way to solving complex medical, economic and environmental issues that plague our planet.

It is my belief that the basic knowledge that we’re providing to the world will have a profound impact on the human condition and the treatments for disease and our view of our place on the biological continuum.” – Venter

For more information about the upcoming Atlantic Meets the Pacific Conference (October 7-9, 2012), contact information and list of speakers, please visit the following link:

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