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The Softer Side of Venter

If his house were on fire, Craig Venter says what he would grab is the fire hose. This Q&A with Venter at the San Francisco Chronicle touches on genetic testing, why Venter is taking statins, sailing, and religion. Also, Venter is currently reading Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin's American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer. When asked how he wants to be remembered, Venter says, "I hope I'll be remembered for my scientific contribution to understanding life and human life."