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At Home With Craig Venter

Craig Venter and his wife Heather Kowalski, and a miniature poodle puppy called Darwin, show off their new home in La Jolla to the Wall Street Journal. Venter bought the property three years ago for $6 million and then spent 18 months and $3 million renovating it. It now includes a screening room, gym, and sauna, as well as the large deck where Kowalski and Venter were married. "Craig is more relaxed here. It's a more efficient place for him. He can have his meetings down here and then run upstairs for a conference call. It really works," Kowalski says.

The Scan

Genome Sequences Reveal Range Mutations in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Researchers in Nature Genetics detect somatic mutation variation across iPSCs generated from blood or skin fibroblast cell sources, along with selection for BCOR gene mutations.

Researchers Reprogram Plant Roots With Synthetic Genetic Circuit Strategy

Root gene expression was altered with the help of genetic circuits built around a series of synthetic transcriptional regulators in the Nicotiana benthamiana plant in a Science paper.

Infectious Disease Tracking Study Compares Genome Sequencing Approaches

Researchers in BMC Genomics see advantages for capture-based Illumina sequencing and amplicon-based sequencing on the Nanopore instrument, depending on the situation or samples available.

LINE-1 Linked to Premature Aging Conditions

Researchers report in Science Translational Medicine that the accumulation of LINE-1 RNA contributes to premature aging conditions and that symptoms can be improved by targeting them.