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Craig Venter

Craig Venter

On June 26, 2000, President Bill Clinton of the USA and Prime Minister Tony Blair of the UK jointly announced the outcome of an extraordinary scientific competition.

On one side were a thousand or more of the world’s best scientists, backed by billions of dollars of government and philanthropic funding. They had been working on the project since 1980. On the other was J Craig Venter, a former Vietnam veteran, who three years earlier had made the remarkable claim that he could determine the complete sequence of the human genome in much less time and much more cheaply than the star-studded international team.

The result was a draw. The outcome will transform the future of medicine.

“Nobody knows what the fundamentals of life are or how it works. But I’m closer to answering these questions than science has ever been”.

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