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Craig Venter Speaks at TedMed

Craig Venter spoke at the TedMed conference in 2010, and the video of his talk on the microbiome, the metabolome, and more is now up. Venter also touches on synthetic genomics and calls his group's 2007 Science paper that changed a cell from species to another "one of the most important studies we've ever done."

HT: Bertalan Meskó at ScienceRoll

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