Dr. Craig Venter of the J. Craig Venter Institute listens to comments by lawmakers during a hearing on "Developments in Synthetic Genomics and Implications for Health and Energy" by the House Energy ... more 
Dr. Craig Venter of the J. Craig Venter Institute listens to comments by lawmakers during a hearing on "Developments in Synthetic Genomics and Implications for Health and Energy" by the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this May 27, 2010 file photo. Venter has teamed up with stem cell pioneer Dr. Robert Hariri and X Prize Foundation founder Dr. Peter Diamandis to form Human Longevity Inc, a company that will use both genomics and stem cell therapies to find treatments that allow aging adults to stay healthy and functional for as long as possible. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) less 
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