Founder and CEO, Synthetic GenomicsHaving sequenced the human genome, the maverick scientist has now turned his attention to the hot area of alternative energy. Venter's new startup plans to create new types of microorganisms, harvested in part from the sea, which would be used to produce hydrogen and ethanol. These may sound like daunting tasks, but don't count Venter out yet: He's defied the scientific establishment's expectations before.
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