J. Craig Venter Institute

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J. Craig Venter Institute is an institute for the study of the genome of living organisms species. It was founded in October 2006 by J. Craig Venter. It was created by the merger of the Institute

  • The Center for the Advancement of Genomics ( TCAG ),
  • The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR )
  • Institute for Biological Energy Alternatives ( IBEA ),
  • J. Craig Venter Institute Joint Technology Center ( JTC ).

It has two locations in Rockville, Maryland, and La Jolla, California.

Among other things, the Institute is involved in the Human Genome Project. His other projects included the complete sequencing of the genome of Haemophilus influenzae in 1995. A group of researchers of the Institute also succeeded first time in 2007, completely synthetically produce the genetic material of a bacterium called Mycoplasma genitalium JCVI was 1.0.