Craig Venter

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John Craig Venter (born October 14, 1946) is an American biotechnologist and businessman. He is known for leading the first draft sequence of the human genome and assembled the first team to transfect a cell with a synthetic chromosome. Venter founded Celera Genomics, the Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) and the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Craig Venter has received more than 968,432 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Craig Venter is the 245th most popular biologist (down from 243rd in 2019), the 2,446th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,218th in 2019) and the 40th most popular American Biologist.

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Among biologists, Craig Venter ranks 245 out of 844Before him are Carl Nägeli, Johann Baptist von Spix, Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel, Wilbur Scoville, Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von Crantz, and Christen C. Raunkiær. After him are Pierre Belon, Gregory Goodwin Pincus, Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, Patrick Geddes, Joseph Gerhard Zuccarini, and James Edward Smith.

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Among people born in 1946, Craig Venter ranks 142Before him are Pierino Prati, Laurent Fabius, Donovan, Krister Henriksson, Brenda Blethyn, and Alejandro Toledo. After him are Bernd Hölzenbein, Héctor Yazalde, Duane Allman, Joop Zoetemelk, Richard Axel, and Malcolm McLaren.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Craig Venter ranks 2,446 out of 15,968Before him are Michael Cunningham (1952), Robert F. Engle (1942), Abe Vigoda (1921), David Lane (1938), Robert James Waller (1939), and John W. Campbell (1910). After him are Stephen Lang (1952), Barbara Hershey (1948), Elizabeth Warren (1949), Brent Spiner (1949), Archibald Gracie IV (1858), and Alex North (1910).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Craig Venter ranks 40Before him are James Dwight Dana (1813), Leland H. Hartwell (1939), J. Michael Bishop (1936), Howard Martin Temin (1934), Jeffrey C. Hall (1945), and Wilbur Scoville (1865). After him are Gregory Goodwin Pincus (1903), Wilder Penfield (1891), George Smith (1941), Michael W. Young (1949), Martha Chase (1927), and Martin Chalfie (1947).

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