Navigation Links
J. Craig Venter, Ph.D. Receives Double Helix Medal from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Date:11/12/2008

Venter Shares Award with James D. Watson, Marilyn & James Simons and Sherry Lansing at Gala New York City Event

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., Founder and President of the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), was awarded the Double Helix Medal from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) on November 6th at a gala event in New York City.

Dr. Venter received the Double Helix Medal along with Dr. James D. Watson for making each of their individual genome sequences available for scientific use on the Internet and for promoting awareness of the public health advantages of "personalized genomes."

According to Dr. Bruce Stillman, CSHL President, "The Double Helix Medals recognize individuals who have dedicated their lives to raising the awareness of the importance of genetics research for improving the health of people everywhere." Inaugurated in 2006, the medal is named for the iconic "winding-staircase" structure of the DNA molecule, discovered by Dr. Watson along with Dr. Francis Crick in 1953.

In 2007 Dr. Venter and his team published the first diploid genome, which was his genome and represents both sets of chromosomes inherited from each of his parents. That publication was the first human genome publication since the first sequence and analysis of the human genome published in Science in 2001 by Dr. Venter and colleagues at Celera Genomics. The publicly funded genome project also published their version of the human genome at the same time in the journal Nature.

Dr. Venter and his team are continuing to analyze his genome and are planning to sequence and analyze hundreds to thousands of genomes over the next decade. He has advocated the public release of individual genomes with the view that a growing database in which scientists can compare DNA profiles with health histories and traits will help them understand in greater detail the impact of genetics upon human health. Dr. Venter and his teams have published the sequences of more than 50 genomes, and through the Sorcerer II Expedition have more added more than 20 million new genes to the public databases.

Dr. Watson is Chancellor Emeritus of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and won a Nobel Prize along with Francis Crick in 1962 for their description of the structure of DNA. Dr. Watson is credited for developing the modern vision for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

About the J. Craig Venter Institute

The JCVI is a not-for-profit research institute in Rockville, MD and La Jolla, CA dedicated to the advancement of the science of genomics; the understanding of its implications for society; and communication of those results to the scientific community, the public, and policymakers. Founded by J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., the JCVI is home to approximately 400 scientists and staff with expertise in human and evolutionary biology, genetics, bioinformatics/informatics, information technology, high-throughput DNA sequencing, genomic and environmental policy research, and public education in science and science policy. The legacy organizations of the JCVI are: The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR), The Center for the Advancement of Genomics (TCAG), the Institute for Biological Energy Alternatives (IBEA), the Joint Technology Center (JTC), and the J. Craig Venter Science Foundation. The JCVI is a 501(c)(3) organization. For additional information, please visit http://www.JCVI.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE J. Craig Venter Institute
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Cequent Pharmaceuticals Johannes Fruehauf, MD, Ph.D., to be Featured Speaker at RNAi World Congress in Boston - May 2, 2008
2. Dr. Peter Nash, Ph.D. Joins Mach One Corporation as Chief Scientist
3. Taligen Therapeutics Initiates Corporate Growth Plan with Appointment of Abbie Celniker, Ph.D., as CEO and Establishment of Cambridge, Mass., Headquarters
4. Richard E.T. Smith, Ph.D. Joins Pharmasset as Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
5. Reclast(R) Receives US FDA Approval as First and Only Once-Yearly Treatment for Women With Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
6. Indevus Receives Approvable Letter From FDA for VALSTAR(R) for Bladder Cancer Therapy
7. Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Receives Clearance to Resume Clinical Trials for XIAFLEX(TM)
8. Abbott Receives Supplemental FDA Approval for its Best-in-Class in Sensitivity RealTime HIV-1 Viral Load Test
9. GlaxoSmithKline Receives New HHS Order for H5N1 Bulk Antigen. First North American Clinical Trials with GSKs Candidate Pre-pandemic Flu Vaccine to Start.
10. CryoCor Receives FDA Approval for Right Atrial Flutter
11. Ranbaxy Receives Approval to Manufacture and Market Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets USP
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/5/2016)... 2016 Aethlon Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEMD ), ... will be presenting at Source Capital Group,s 2016 Disruptive Growth ... at 2:15 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 10, 2016.  ... taking place at 3:15 p.m. ET. http://www.aethlonmedical.com .  ... after the conclusion of the live event. The panel discussion ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... York , February 5, 2016 ... Transparency Market Research report states that the global active ... 2014 and is predicted to reach US$185.9 bn by ... of 6.50% from 2014 to 2020. The title of ... Chemical/Biological, Captive/Contract Manufactured, by Geography, and by Therapeutic Area) ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Ind. , Feb. 5, 2016  Zimmer Biomet ... pricing of the previously announced underwritten secondary offering of ... its stockholders, consisting of affiliates of Blackstone and Goldman ... at an initial price of $96.45 per share. The ... the offering.  Neither Zimmer Biomet nor any of its ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:2/5/2016)... Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... the Scarborough General Hospital Burn Unit, plastic and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Wayne Carman transitioned ... the Scarborough Hospital. He successfully completed his first three-year term as chief and began ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... US Sports Camps , official ... NH to direct high-performance kids yoga training. ChildLight Yoga Studio is centrally situated in ... from Boston. , ChildLight Yoga Studio founder Lisa Flynn expresses her excitement, “We are ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Pass, OR (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... with modern technology, such water may be safer than regular municipal or well water. ... advocate and radio host Sharon Kleyne, could go a long way toward increasing public ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Give To Cure today ... for and donate to Give To Cure’s campaign that is crowdfunding clinical trials to ... make and share payments through a smart device. In 2015 alone, Venmo processed $7.5 ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... WA (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... firm, ranked #3 in the 2015 Best in KLAS: Software & Services for ... The annual Best in KLAS report independently ranks vendor performance by healthcare executives, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):