Craig Venter isn't God, some bloggers are saying in the wake of the hype over the researcher's latest achievement — and people who should know better should stop talking as if he is the be-all and end-all of science. John Horgan, guest blogger for Scientific American, says, "Craig Venter is the Lady Gaga of science. Like her, he is a drama queen, an over-the-top performance artist with a genius for self-promotion.

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