Biologist and entrepreneur Craig Venter discusses the intersection between health, genomics, research and power.
Founder, Chairman & President, J. Craig Venter Institute;
CEO & President, Synthetic Genomics
in conversation with CHRIS ANDERSON, Editor in Chief, WIRED
Chris Anderson has served as editor in chief of WIRED since 2001. Under his leadership, the magazine has garnered nine National Magazine Awards and 19 additional nominations and has won the prestigious top prize for General Excellence three times. In 2010, AdWeek named WIRED the Magazine of the Decade. Anderson is the author of two New York Times best sellers, The Long Tail and Free: The Future of a Radical Price, both of which are based on influential articles published in WIRED. He is also a cofounder of 3D Robotics, an open source robotics company. Before joining WIRED, he was a business and technology editor at The Economist. He began his media career at the two premier science journals, Nature and Science. In 2007, Anderson was named to the Time 100, the news magazine’s annual list of the world’s most influential people.
J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., is regarded as one of the leading scientists of the 21st century for his numerous invaluable
contributions to genomic research. He is Founder, Chairman, and President of the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), a notfor-profit, research organization with approximately 300 scientists and staff dedicated to human, microbial, plant, synthetic and environmental genomic research, and the exploration of social and ethical issues in genomics.
Dr. Venter is also Founder and CEO of Synthetic Genomics Inc (SGI), a privately held company dedicated to commercializing genomic-driven solutions to address global needs such as new sources of energy, new food and nutritional products, and next generation vaccines.