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Craig Venter has been on the lecture circuit in Hawaii, where he spoke at the University of Hawaii-Manoa as well as the university's medical school. In an interview with the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, he bemoaned how slow the US government has been to use genomic data to make an impact in patient care. "My frustration in all these areas is that government is moving way too slowly or even in the wrong direction," Venter commented.

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