J. Craig Venter
It takes a special person to appreciate that there is just as much wonder to be found in the ocean's smallest and humblest organic forms.
J. Craig Venter, 60, a former National Institutes of Health physiologist, who led the effort to sequence and publish the human genome in 2001, is one such person.
Through the institute that bears his name, he is sponsoring the second of two global expeditions by the research ship Sorcerer II to sample microbes and proteins throughout the world's oceans and seas. Biodiversity is our planet's greatest treasure. Through Venter's work, we may inch closer to protecting our whole planet, including those residents that are not big and warm and fuzzy.
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