18/03/2007

GENE SORCERY IN THE DEEP BLUE

My Tomorrow's World column in the Herald on Sunday is about the amazing results of Craig Venter's around the world trip that collected a mass of microscopic material to reveal millions of new proteins, which are the building blocks of life...

It was the ultimate mix of business and pleasure – a round the world yacht cruise that doubled as a scientific mission to search the oceans for the building blocks of life.
At the helm was Craig Venter, the controversial microbiologist and founder of Celera Genomics, who helped map the human genome in 2000 (continued)...
LEFT: Craig Ventor (left) on the Sorcerer II research yacht during his around the world expedition.

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