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Wired Science's Thomas Goetz recently spoke to Craig Venter at an event hosted by City Arts & Lectures and the California Academy of Sciences, on genomics, synthetic biology, and the implications of new research for human health. While Goetz describes Venter's accomplishments in somewhat rapturous tones — calling him "a figure who has pushed science forward, sometimes by sheer force of will" — he also asked Venter what he thinks the implications of genome sequencing are.

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