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Biologist, author and businessman Craig Venter discusses his work mapping and synthesizing genomes. Venter recalls his work mapping the human genome and expands on his current work which includes categorizing new genes and species of microbes from ocean water. Venter also explains how microbial research can be used for metabolic engineering and alternative energy sources.
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Easily absorbed by non scientists

Venter is an accomplished scientist and speaker and had no trouble breaking down his work into layman's terms. His talks are directed at everyone - he wants to educate people on the wonders of our biological world and the possibilities of biotechnology.