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An American biochemist and businessman, Craig Venter, is known for leading the first draft sequence of the human genome and arranged the first team to transfect a cell with a synthetic chromosome. He is the founder of THE INSTITUTE OF GENOMIC RESEARCH and the CEO of the J.CRAIG VENTER INSTITUTE and the co-founder of HUMAN LONGEVITY INC.
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Venter had been a crucial figure in some of the most astounding projects in the new science of genomics. The scientific team which worked under him was the first most to interpret the genome of a living organism and played the essential role in the formation of the first complete map of the human genome.
Family and Personal Life
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At first, he married Barbara Rae-Venter. But later, they got divorced. He had a son Christopher from the relation. Then he married Claire Fraser, who is the president and director of TIGR in 2005. Later they parted ways, and he married Heather Kowalski in 2008.
|Wife's/Spouse's Name||Barbara Rae-Venter, Clare Fraser, Heather Kowalski|
Nationality, Net Worth and Other Facts
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|Full/Real Name||Craig Venter|
|Age (as of today)||76 years|
|Date of Birth||October 14, 1946|
|Place of Birth||Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.|
|Height||1.8 m, 5 feet 11 inches|
|Weight||71 kg, 156.5 lbs|
|Net Worth / Wealth||$300 million|
Height, Weight, and Age
Craig Venter's height is above average measuring 1.8 m. Craig Venter weighs 71 kg. Being born on October 14, 1946, translates to an age of 76 years as of todays date (February 5, 2023).
People think genes are an absolute cause of traits. But the notion that the genome is the blueprint for humanity is a very bad metaphor. If you think we’re hard-wired and deterministic, there should indeed be a lot more genes.Craig Venter
Knowing what your parents have gives you hints of things, but your genome is a totally unique combination of and interchange of DNA from your parents. There is no one else like you genetically.Craig Venter
You cannot look at a person’s genes and say with any accuracy whether they are from one racial group or another.Craig Venter
Now that we can read and write the genetic code, put it in digital form and translate it back into synthesized life, it will be possible to speed up biological evolution to the pace of social evolution.Craig Venter
If I had a weak ego, and doubts about this, the first genome would not yet have been completed with US and UK government funding.Craig Venter