Venter May Go for Green Computing at TIGR/TCAG Facility

Craig Venter said his new foundation is busy and growing rapidly, with plans to hire a total of 79 people to run a planned sequencing facility for TIGR and the TIGR Center for the Advancement of Genomics.

In an interview with BioInform and its sister publication during the GSAC meeting, Venter said the decision on whether to go with ABI or Amersham sequencers for the new facility is “getting down to the wire.”

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