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    • A Life Decoded

    • My Genome - My Life
    • By: J. Craig Venter
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Growing up in California, J. Craig Venter didn't appear to have much of a future. An unremarkable student, he nearly flunked out of high school. After being drafted into the army, he enlisted in the Navy and went to Vietnam, where the life-and-death struggles he encountered as a medic piqued his interest in science and medicine. After pursuing his advanced degrees, Venter quickly established himself as a brilliant and outspoken scientist.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Take it with a Grain of Salt

    • By Roy on 06-02-09

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Life at the Speed of Light

    • From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life
    • By: J. Craig Venter
    • Narrated by: Bob Souer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    In 2010, scientists led by J. Craig Venter became the first to successfully create "synthetic life" - putting humankind at the threshold of the most important and exciting phase of biological research, one that will enable us to actually write the genetic code for designing new species to help us adapt and evolve for long-term survival. The science of synthetic genomics will have a profound impact on human existence, including chemical and energy generation, health, clean water and food production, environmental control, and possibly even our evolution.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very technical book, not for the average listener

    • By Chris on 12-15-13

    Regular price: $24.49