You'd need a very specialized electron microscope to get down to the level to actually see a single strand of DNA.

Craig Venter

Craig Venter

Profession: Businessman
Nationality: American

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My early years were hardly a model of focus, discipline, and direction. No one who met me as a teenager could have imagined my going into research and making important discoveries. No one could have predicted the arc of my career.

San Francisco is one of my favorite cities on the planet.

There's not going to be any one replacement for oil: we need to have hundreds of solutions to this global issue.

You can imagine: 99 percent of your experiments fail for one reason or another.

I spent 10 years trying to find one gene.

Accuracy in the genetic field will be essential. Errors in testing could be disastrous.

Traditional autobiography has generally had a poor press. The novelist Daphne du Maurier condemned all examples of this literary form as self-indulgent. Others have quipped that autobiography reveals nothing bad about its writer except his memory.

Sailing is a big outlet for me.

Organisms in the ocean provide over 40 percent of the oxygen we breathe, and they're the major sink for capturing all the carbon dioxide we constantly release into the atmosphere.

Genetic design is something we can use to fight the lack of sustainability we humans are forcing on the earth's environment.

Genome design is going to be a key part of the future. That's why we need fast, cheap, accurate DNA synthesis, so you can make a lot of iterations of something and test them.

The leading edge of the best science in the world is being driven by private money, and investment money because of the scarcity of government money to do this. It's not only by far the best and most advanced science, we're driving the equation at Human Longevity that everyone else is beginning to follow as well.

Space X's Elon Musk wants to colonize Mars with modules where earthlings can live. My teleporting technology is the number one way those individuals will get new information, new treatments of diseases that will occur on the planet, and new food sources.

In the past, geneticists have looked at so-called disease genes, but a lot of people have changes in their genes and don't get these diseases. There have to be other parts of physiology and genetics that compensate.