• Leading scientist to talk at Norwich
     | January 15,2014

    NORTHFIELD — Norwich University will present “Life at the Speed of Light,” a free lecture by American biologist and entrepreneur J. Craig Venter on Feb. 3.

    The presentation starts at 7 p.m. in Plumley Armory as part of this year’s Todd Lecture Series.

    Venter is one of the first scientists to sequence the human genome and is a leader of the team responsible for creating the first cell with a synthetic genome.

    Venter is founder, chairman and CEO of the J. Craig Venter Institute, a not-for-profit research organization with approximately 250 scientists and staff dedicated to human, microbial, plant, synthetic and environmental genomic research, and the exploration of social and ethical issues in genomics. He is also founder and CEO of Synthetic Genomics Inc., 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.

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