Biologist and entrepreneur Craig Venter discusses the intersection between health, genomics, research and power.
Founder, Chairman & President, J. Craig Venter Institute;
CEO & President, Synthetic Genomics
in conversation with CHRIS ANDERSON, Editor in Chief, WIRED
Chris Anderson is the co-founder and CEO of 3D Robotics and founder of DIY Drones. From 2001 through 2012 he was Editor in Chief of Wired Magazine, AdWeek’s “Magazine of the Decade” (2009). Before Wired Chris was with The Economist for seven years, and prior to that spent six years at the two leading scientific journals, Nature and Science.
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 President of the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), a notfor-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.