Time magazine is getting ready to decide who its "Person of the Year" for 2010 will be. Among the candidates is Craig Venter. Time says Venter's been nominated for "creating DNA using chemicals in a lab and inserting it into a living bacterium." Time does note that not only can Venter be "polarizing" but also that his work itself raises safety questions as well as scientific and philosophical ones.
It's a tough race — Venter is up against such notables as Lady Gaga, Glenn Beck, and Tony Hayward. Swing on over to Time to give your two cents' worth.