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J. Craig Venter is one of the leading scientists of the twenty-first century. A pioneer in the world of genomic research, he is recognized for his visionary contributions to the field. In February 2001, Venter published the completed sequence of the human genome. He is the founder and president of the J. Craig Venter Institute.


Some of the science you learn about in this book involves snails and mollusks and things like that. ... You can't just have Tempe [Brennan] sitting in the lab looking at bones all day. That would become rather tedious and boring.

- Kathy Reichs
Break No Bones


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