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Craig Venter

John Craig Venter, American biologist and businessman, born on October 14, 1946, in Salt Lake City. He received his bachelor's degree in biochemistry in 1972, and his Ph.D. in physiology and pharmacology in 1975. He later became president and chief scientific officer of Celera Genomics, which became famous for running a Human Genome Project on its own for commercial purposes, using shotgun sequencing technology in 1999.

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