All about J. Craig Venter

The Diploid Genome Sequence of an Individual Human
Levy, S. et al. (2007)
PLoS Biol 5(10): e254

We have generated an independently assembled diploid human genomic DNA sequence from both chromosomes of a single individual (J. Craig Venter).

One man’s genes show DNA is still a mystery:

“You can’t even tell with 100 percent accuracy if I would have blue eyes, looking at my genetic code,” he laughed. “We all thought that would be simple.”

See also the Jimome.

  • Rampant egotism or pioneering demonstrations of the personal genome concept? Both, I guess.
  • How long before anyone can access their own genome?
  • And would you want to? I think I would…