Craig Venter is the wave of the future, says Salon. Groundbreaking scientists have moved from being gentlemen-scientists (Charles Darwin) to professors (James Watson) and now to intellectual entrepreneurs (Venter). In Venter's case, though, Salon points out that it was a turbulent ride from surfer to Vietnam medic to the NIH and beyond.

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