Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Venter on Colbert

Craig Venter was on Colbert last night, talking mostly about synthetic biology and using microbes to make various things (e.g., energy). Colbert kept trying to egg him on in various areas, but Craig played the straight man again (like the last time he was on Colbert) through most of it. Although I should note, Craig seemed much more relaxed this time.


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  2. Great interview! I always wonder how much Venter really believes in (or cares about) "harnessing the power of bacteria" or if it is just a cover to keep up his business image. In other words, I don't think the business model is what drives him, but rather it is being on the leading edge of science research (genome sequencing, metagenomics, synthetic biology).


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