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13-Nov-2019
Press Release

J. Craig Venter Institute and UC San Diego Develop Phage Treatment as Potential Cure for Alcoholic Liver Disease

Team targeted specific toxin-producing strains of the bacterium, Enterococcus faecalis, which is shown to be responsible for most liver damage

04-Oct-2019
Collaborator Release

New Bioinformatics Hub at UChicago Enables Next-Gen Infectious Disease Research

NIH-funded resource merges pathogen databases and adds AI capabilities

22-Aug-2019
Workshop Alert

JCVI/AADR Fall Focused Symposium

Integrating Omic Datasets Towards Translation

09-Jul-2019
Collaborator Release

Combining Antibiotics, Researchers Deliver One-Two Punch against Ubiquitous Bacterium

CWRU/Cleveland VA findings in mouse models could make inroads against superbugs

17-Jun-2019
News Alert

J. Craig Venter will deliver the Mendel Lecture June 18th at the European Human Genetics Conference.

Craig Venter is the founder, chairman and CEO of the J. Craig Venter Institute in La Jolla, CA, United States. He will be giving the Mendel Lecture on Tuesday June 18 at 13.30 hrs. He talked to Mary Rice about his life and work.

04-Jun-2019
Collaborator Release

Zymo Research Recognized by NASA for its Support of Research Aboard the International Space Station

DNA/RNA Shield™ Protects Biological Samples Even in Space

25-Oct-2018
Collaborator Release

Rainbow Around The Son Book Chronicles a Mother’s Love and the Mutant p53 Gene

New Bestseller Reveals How One Family Discovered They Carried the Gene with over 90% Chance of Developing Cancer

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South Africa Microbiome Workshops

In April 2016, researchers from JCVI led two microbiome data analysis workshops in South Africa. Both workshops were co-sponsored by the NIAID-funded JCVI Genomic Center for Infectious Disease and the H3Africa Initiative. The first workshop was held from April 21 - 22 at the...

Genomic Workshop for Native American College students

A Genomic Science Workshop was held  last week (May 24-26, 2016) at the J Craig Venter Institute Rockville campus for a group of ten Native American college students.  The students participated in two full-day intensive training activities learning how to study the “microbiome” of...

Ongoing Zika virus work at JCVI

The rapidly developing Zika virus (ZIKV) outbreak has research groups, government agencies, and industry all striving to develop a response plan to contain and ultimately prevent ZIKV spread. Currently JCVI is working with both private and public sector funders to sequence and analyze...

Unlocking the Mysteries of the Microbiome

In the early 2000s, JCVI researchers pioneered in the exploration of the human microbiome, the community of microbes that live in and on the human body. Originally while at The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR, now part of JCVI) Drs. Craig Venter and Hamilton Smith were awarded a grant from...

Durban Microbiome Workshop

As part of our continued effort to bring genomics to other communities, Alex Voorhies, Derek Harkins and Andres Gomez traveled to Durban, South Africa to lead a series of workshops on microbiome data analyses. The two days of presentations were made to students, postdocs and faculty at the...

What Does It Really Mean to Be a Scientist?

In the spring of 2016, JCVI partnered with Del Lago Academy to provide internships for some of its students. Junior Stephanie Mountain shares about her experience and what her time at JCVI taught her: Being an intern at JCVI was an amazing experience I will never forget. I learned so much...

JCVI’s Scientists Inspire the Next Generation!

JCVI’s Education Program has been working to bring science to life (sometimes literally!) for San Diego’s students. It started off March 4 with our participation in President Obama’s recently announced science education initiative “Take Your Child to the Lab” week. Nine...

Zoo in You: The Human Microbiome Exhibit Opens in San Diego

On January 28, over 250 scientists, philanthropists and other STEM community notables, including JCVI CEO Council Member Reena Horowitz, came out to support the San Diego premier of the Zoo in You: The Human Microbiome exhibit at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. The Zoo in You is a new 2,000...

Scientist Spotlight: Sinem Beyhan, PhD

Sinem Beyhan, PhD recently joined the JCVI team as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Infectious Diseases and is working closely with Dr. Bill Nierman, Director of JCVI’s Infectious Diseases Program to expand our studies on fungal pathogens. Sinem is interested in understanding...

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13-Apr-2021
The Harvard Crimson

What the Public Should Not Know

J. Craig Venter, PhD, argues scientists have “a moral obligation to communicate what they're doing to the public,” and that more studies deserve greater public criticism.

29-Mar-2021
Science

Scientists coax cells with the world’s smallest genomes to reproduce normally

The discovery could sharpen scientists’ understanding of which functions are crucial for normal cells and what the many mysterious genes in these organisms are doing

23-Mar-2021
San Diego Union Tribune

San Diego arts, health, science and youth groups to share $71M from Prebys Foundation

The J. Craig Venter Institute is the recipient of three awards totaling more than $1.5M to study SARS-CoV-2 and heart disease

11-Feb-2021
Scientific American

Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of the First Publication of the Human Genome

A new wave of research is needed to make ample use of humanity’s “most wondrous map”

24-Dec-2020
The San Diego Union Tribune

Scientists rush to determine if mutant strain of coronavirus will deepen pandemic

U.S. researchers have been slow to perform the genetic sequencing that will help clarify the situation

19-Dec-2020
The San Diego Union-Tribune

After saving countless lives, Nobel laureate Hamilton Smith retires as his own health falters

He has been a fixture in San Diego science for decades

14-Dec-2020
Medscape

The 'Wondrous Map': Charting of the Human Genome, 20 Years Later

Twenty years ago, President Bill Clinton announced completion of what was arguably one of the greatest advances of the modern era: the first draft sequence of the human genome.

05-Apr-2020
Deutsche Welle

Craig Venter: 20 years of decoding the human genome

The human genome is 99% decoded, the American geneticist Craig Venter announced two decades ago. What has the deciphering brought us since then?

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