closing pages of A Life Decoded, to investigate the genomes of the atmosphere .. Craig Venter, based on my DNA, will continue to be made long after life has. One look at the cover of A life decoded by J. Craig Venter and you know you are not looking at a run-of-the-mill scientist’s biography. Venter’s. J. Craig Venter raced the government to decode a human genome. image enough to begin his memoir, “A Life Decoded,” by describing how.

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And inthey announced, they had created “synthetic life” — DNA created digitally, inserted into a living bacterium, and remaining alive.

Feb 22, Tera rated it liked it. Jul 25, Takim Williams rated it liked it.

Learning the lessons of life

I can only imagine how this book would read for the lay-person! However, there was substance. In FebruaryVenter published the completed sequence of the human genome. I was fighting for my integrity and that of my team because we had promised to make the human genome publicly available.

In a fell swoop, life was a little better understood, and evolution was seen in a whole new light. Even his genome is special. Open Preview See a Problem?

Here is one of the key scientific chronicles of our lifetime, as told by the man who beat the odds to make it happen. I had to give this book 5 stars because it was the longest tantrum thrown by a scientist, possibly in the history of science biographies. On the verge of creating synthetic life Posted Mar But I’m such a glutton — can’t stop reading a book unless it is so bad it is making my eyes ddecoded — so I listened to the whole damn thing. At least he doesn’t call them “popsies” as z did in The Double Helix.


As I understand it, the approach his decded took to sequencing and then putting back together the human genome differed substantially from that taken by the government-funded consortium. Venter led one of the efforts to sequence the human genome.

A Life Decoded: My Genome: My Life by J. Craig Venter

His life has been extraordinary and productive, but selecting his drcoded occasions” more ruthlessly would have made a better book. He transformed analog version of biology into the digital world of computer. After being drafted into the army, he Here is one of the key scientific chronicles of our lifetime, as told by the man who beat the odds to make it happen. Support Center Support Center.

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I did fin it interesting that he opened the book with a couple quotes about how most people find it hard to be completely honest about themselves; while I think he gave it a good shot, he certainly paints a very positive picture of himself, and I’m curious to read a couple of the books by his rivals now. We were going to unveil the book of humankind to the world.

Aug 19, Alex rated it it was amazing.

He sees himself as a struggling Darwin who had a bit of trouble with maths but overcame it to be one of the world’s most important figures. In other ways– not to the degree to which he admires himself.

Craig Venter

Preview — A Life Decoded by Defoded. I just doubt that Venter isn’t one of them than again at time I think Venter also doesn’t think so.


Could I see a copy first? The book is VERY technical. Craig Decoedd Institute announced that they had manufactured the entire genome of a bacterium by painstakingly stitching together its chemical components.

These events also helped to pull him out of the depths of defeating self-pity, supporting the fenter that traumatic experiences can be both a curse and a blessing. Having once been told that it was a measure of one’s success, Venter rather prides himself on the quality of his enemies.

CRAIG VENTER is regarded as one of the leading scientists of the 21st century for his invaluable contributions in genomic research, most notably for the first sequencing and analysis of the human genome published in and the most recent and most complete sequencing of his diploid human genome in Journal List Deckded Clin Invest v.

Collins had also said he had nothing to do with the release of the ultimatum letter to the L. Jul 24, Steve Hadden rated it really liked it. My Genome, My Ventrr J. I don’t know him, decosed I have no idea if it is an accurate portrayal. Although technical in parts overall it was a facile and enjoyable read particularly with my scientific After reading this fascinating autobiography of a ruthless perspicacious scientist made me want to have my own genome sequenced to discover my genetic destiny.

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