Leading scientist to talk at Norwich
NORTHFIELD ó Norwich University will present ďLife at the Speed of Light,Ē 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 yearís 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.MORE IN This Just InNEW YORK ó Itís not as well-known as other historic sites associated with Franklin Delano... Full StoryKIEV, Ukraine ó Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of... Full Story
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