J Craig Venter

Summary

Affiliation: Institute for Biological Energy Alternatives
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Metagenomics and the global ocean survey: what's in it for us, and why should we care?
    Kenneth H Nealson
    University of Southern California, Department of Earth Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    ISME J 1:185-7. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Time 100 scientists & thinkers. J. Craig Venter
    Robin Cook
    Time 171:80. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint The dog genome: survey sequencing and comparative analysis
    Ewen F Kirkness
    The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Science 301:1898-903. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Assessing diversity and biogeography of aerobic anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria in surface waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans using the Global Ocean Sampling expedition metagenomes
    Natalya Yutin
    Biology Department, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel
    Environ Microbiol 9:1464-75. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Evolution of genes and genomes on the Drosophila phylogeny
    Andrew G Clark
    Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Nature 450:203-18. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Environmental genome shotgun sequencing of the Sargasso Sea
    J Craig Venter
    Institute for Biological Energy Alternatives, 1901 Research Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Science 304:66-74. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Massive parallelism, randomness and genomic advances
    J Craig Venter
    The Center for the Advancement of Genomics, 1901 Research Blvd, Rockville, Maryland 20850, USA
    Nat Genet 33:219-27. 2003
  8. doi request reprint Creation of a bacterial cell controlled by a chemically synthesized genome
    Daniel G Gibson
    The J Craig Venter Institute, 9704 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Science 329:52-6. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Genome sequence of Theileria parva, a bovine pathogen that transforms lymphocytes
    Malcolm J Gardner
    Institute for Genomic Research TIGR, 9712 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Science 309:134-7. 2005
  10. doi request reprint Creating bacterial strains from genomes that have been cloned and engineered in yeast
    Carole Lartigue
    J Craig Venter Institute, 9704 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Science 325:1693-6. 2009

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Publications57

  1. ncbi request reprint Metagenomics and the global ocean survey: what's in it for us, and why should we care?
    Kenneth H Nealson
    University of Southern California, Department of Earth Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    ISME J 1:185-7. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Time 100 scientists & thinkers. J. Craig Venter
    Robin Cook
    Time 171:80. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint The dog genome: survey sequencing and comparative analysis
    Ewen F Kirkness
    The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Science 301:1898-903. 2003
    ..A variety of polymorphic elements are identified that will be valuable for mapping the genetic basis of diseases and traits in the dog...
  4. ncbi request reprint Assessing diversity and biogeography of aerobic anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria in surface waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans using the Global Ocean Sampling expedition metagenomes
    Natalya Yutin
    Biology Department, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel
    Environ Microbiol 9:1464-75. 2007
    ..Our results support the notion that marine AAnP populations are complex and dynamic, and compose an important fraction of bacterioplankton assemblages in certain oceanic areas...
  5. ncbi request reprint Evolution of genes and genomes on the Drosophila phylogeny
    Andrew G Clark
    Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Nature 450:203-18. 2007
    ..These may prove to underlie differences in the ecology and behaviour of these diverse species...
  6. ncbi request reprint Environmental genome shotgun sequencing of the Sargasso Sea
    J Craig Venter
    Institute for Biological Energy Alternatives, 1901 Research Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Science 304:66-74. 2004
    ..2 million previously unknown genes represented in these samples, including more than 782 new rhodopsin-like photoreceptors. Variation in species present and stoichiometry suggests substantial oceanic microbial diversity...
  7. ncbi request reprint Massive parallelism, randomness and genomic advances
    J Craig Venter
    The Center for the Advancement of Genomics, 1901 Research Blvd, Rockville, Maryland 20850, USA
    Nat Genet 33:219-27. 2003
    ..We highlight some key innovations that have come together to nurture the explosive growth that makes a new era of genomics a reality. We also document how these new approaches have fueled further innovations and discoveries...
  8. doi request reprint Creation of a bacterial cell controlled by a chemically synthesized genome
    Daniel G Gibson
    The J Craig Venter Institute, 9704 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Science 329:52-6. 2010
    ..The new cells have expected phenotypic properties and are capable of continuous self-replication...
  9. ncbi request reprint Genome sequence of Theileria parva, a bovine pathogen that transforms lymphocytes
    Malcolm J Gardner
    Institute for Genomic Research TIGR, 9712 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Science 309:134-7. 2005
    ..Several biosynthetic pathways are incomplete or absent, suggesting substantial metabolic dependence on the host cell. One protein family that may generate parasite antigenic diversity is not telomere-associated...
  10. doi request reprint Creating bacterial strains from genomes that have been cloned and engineered in yeast
    Carole Lartigue
    J Craig Venter Institute, 9704 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Science 325:1693-6. 2009
    ..mycoides. These methods allow the construction of strains that could not be produced with genetic tools available for this bacterium...
  11. doi request reprint Enzymatic assembly of DNA molecules up to several hundred kilobases
    Daniel G Gibson
    The J Craig Venter Institute, Synthetic Biology Group, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    Nat Methods 6:343-5. 2009
    ..This assembly method can be used to seamlessly construct synthetic and natural genes, genetic pathways and entire genomes, and could be a useful molecular engineering tool...
  12. pmc One-step assembly in yeast of 25 overlapping DNA fragments to form a complete synthetic Mycoplasma genitalium genome
    Daniel G Gibson
    The J Craig Venter Institute, Synthetic Biology Group, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:20404-9. 2008
    ..The use of yeast recombination greatly simplifies the assembly of large DNA molecules from both synthetic and natural fragments...
  13. ncbi request reprint Genome sequence of the dissimilatory metal ion-reducing bacterium Shewanella oneidensis
    John F Heidelberg
    The Institute for Genomic Research, 9712 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Nat Biotechnol 20:1118-23. 2002
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  14. pmc The diploid genome sequence of an individual human
    Samuel Levy
    J Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    PLoS Biol 5:e254. 2007
    ..These data depict a definitive molecular portrait of a diploid human genome that provides a starting point for future genome comparisons and enables an era of individualized genomic information...
  15. doi request reprint Complete chemical synthesis, assembly, and cloning of a Mycoplasma genitalium genome
    Daniel G Gibson
    J Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Science 319:1215-20. 2008
    ..The methods described here will be generally useful for constructing large DNA molecules from chemically synthesized pieces and also from combinations of natural and synthetic DNA segments...
  16. ncbi request reprint The genome sequence of the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae
    Robert A Holt
    Celera Genomics, 45 West Gude Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Science 298:129-49. 2002
    ..An expressed sequence tag analysis of genes regulated by blood feeding provided insights into the physiological adaptations of a hematophagous insect...
  17. ncbi request reprint A comparison of whole-genome shotgun-derived mouse chromosome 16 and the human genome
    Richard J Mural
    Celera Genomics, 45 West Gude Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Science 296:1661-71. 2002
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  18. doi request reprint Genomic and functional adaptation in surface ocean planktonic prokaryotes
    Shibu Yooseph
    J Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland 20850, USA
    Nature 468:60-6. 2010
    ..Their genomic features also lead us to propose that one method used to avoid predation by viruses and/or bacterivores is by means of slow growth and the maintenance of low biomass...
  19. pmc The HuRef Browser: a web resource for individual human genomics
    Nelson Axelrod
    J Craig Venter Institute, 9704 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Nucleic Acids Res 37:D1018-24. 2009
    ..The HuRef Browser is a unique and versatile tool for browsing genome assemblies and studying individual human sequence variation in a diploid context. The browser is available online at http://huref.jcvi.org...
  20. pmc Discovery of [NiFe] hydrogenase genes in metagenomic DNA: cloning and heterologous expression in Thiocapsa roseopersicina
    Gergely Maroti
    J Craig Venter Institute, 9704 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 75:5821-30. 2009
    ..It also provides a model for functionally analyzing novel enzymes from environmental microbes in a culture-independent manner...
  21. ncbi request reprint Genome sequence and comparative analysis of the model rodent malaria parasite Plasmodium yoelii yoelii
    Jane M Carlton
    The Institute for Genomic Research, 9712 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20850, USA
    Nature 419:512-9. 2002
    ..This is the first genome sequence of a model eukaryotic parasite, and it provides insight into the use of such systems in the modelling of Plasmodium biology and disease...
  22. ncbi request reprint Genome transplantation in bacteria: changing one species to another
    Carole Lartigue
    J Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Science 317:632-8. 2007
    ..These cells that result from genome transplantation are phenotypically identical to the M. mycoides LC donor strain as judged by several criteria...
  23. ncbi request reprint Sequence of Plasmodium falciparum chromosomes 2, 10, 11 and 14
    Malcolm J Gardner
    The Institute for Genomic Research, 9712 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20850, USA
    Nature 419:531-4. 2002
    ..We report here the nucleotide sequences of chromosomes 10, 11 and 14, and a re-analysis of the chromosome 2 sequence. These chromosomes represent about 35% of the 23-megabase P. falciparum genome...
  24. pmc The Sorcerer II Global Ocean Sampling Expedition: metagenomic characterization of viruses within aquatic microbial samples
    Shannon J Williamson
    J Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    PLoS ONE 3:e1456. 2008
    ....
  25. pmc Characterization of Prochlorococcus clades from iron-depleted oceanic regions
    Douglas B Rusch
    J Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, MD 20855, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:16184-9. 2010
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Genome sequence of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum
    Malcolm J Gardner
    The Institute for Genomic Research, 9712 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20850, USA
    Nature 419:498-511. 2002
    ..The genome sequence provides the foundation for future studies of this organism, and is being exploited in the search for new drugs and vaccines to fight malaria...
  27. pmc A Sanger/pyrosequencing hybrid approach for the generation of high-quality draft assemblies of marine microbial genomes
    Susanne M D Goldberg
    J Craig Venter Institute, 9704 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:11240-5. 2006
    ....
  28. pmc Genome sequences of the human body louse and its primary endosymbiont provide insights into the permanent parasitic lifestyle
    Ewen F Kirkness
    J Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:12168-73. 2010
    ..Thus, the body louse genome project offers unique information and tools to use in advancing understanding of coevolution among vectors, symbionts, and pathogens...
  29. pmc The complete genome sequence of Chlorobium tepidum TLS, a photosynthetic, anaerobic, green-sulfur bacterium
    Jonathan A Eisen
    The Institute for Genomic Research, 9712 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:9509-14. 2002
    ..tepidum and many Archaeal species...
  30. ncbi request reprint Application of the human genome to obstetrics and gynecology
    Trevor Woodage
    Celera Genomics, Rockville, Maryland 20850, USA
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 45:711-29; discussion 730-2. 2002
  31. pmc Whole-genome shotgun assembly and comparison of human genome assemblies
    Sorin Istrail
    Applied Biosystems, 45 West Gude Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:1916-21. 2004
    ..The Celera results provide more order and orientation, and the consortium sequence provides better coverage of exact and nearly exact repeats...
  32. doi request reprint Assembly of large, high G+C bacterial DNA fragments in yeast
    Vladimir N Noskov
    Department of Synthetic Biology and Bioenergy, J Craig Venter Institute, 9704 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    ACS Synth Biol 1:267-73. 2012
    ..Thus, cloning strategies utilizing yeast recombination with large, high G+C prokaryotic sequences should include yeast origins of replication as a part of the design process...
  33. pmc Sequence analysis of a complete 1.66 Mb Prochlorococcus marinus MED4 genome cloned in yeast
    Christian Tagwerker
    Department of Synthetic Biology and Bioenergy, J Craig Venter Institute, 10355 Science Center Drive, San Diego, CA 92121, USA
    Nucleic Acids Res 40:10375-83. 2012
    ..We thus provide evidence of transformation, replication and maintenance of this 1.66 Mb intact bacterial genome in S. cerevisiae...
  34. pmc Essential genes of a minimal bacterium
    John I Glass
    Synthetic Biology Group, J Craig Venter Institute, 9704 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:425-30. 2006
    ..Genes encoding proteins of unknown function constitute 28% of the essential protein-coding genes set. Disruption of some genes accelerated M. genitalium growth...
  35. pmc Cell-free cloning using phi29 DNA polymerase
    Clyde A Hutchison
    Synthetic Biology Group, The J Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:17332-6. 2005
    ..These include environmental DNA samples that have proven difficult to clone and synthetic genes encoding toxic products. The method may also speed genome sequencing by eliminating the need for biological cloning...
  36. doi request reprint Chemical synthesis of the mouse mitochondrial genome
    Daniel G Gibson
    The J Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    Nat Methods 7:901-3. 2010
    ..As a demonstration of its simplicity and robustness, we synthesized the entire 16.3-kilobase mouse mitochondrial genome from 600 overlapping 60-mers...
  37. pmc Transcriptome-guided characterization of genomic rearrangements in a breast cancer cell line
    Qi Zhao
    J Craig Venter Institute, 9704 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:1886-91. 2009
    ..This approach demonstrates that high-throughput transcriptome sequencing is an effective strategy for the characterization of genomic rearrangements in cancers...
  38. pmc Sequencing of isolated sperm cells for direct haplotyping of a human genome
    Ewen F Kirkness
    J Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland 20850, USA
    Genome Res 23:826-32. 2013
    ..In addition to generating chromosome-length haplotypes, the approach can directly identify recombination events (averaging 1.1 per chromosome) with a median resolution of <100 kb...
  39. pmc On the sequencing and assembly of the human genome
    Eugene W Myers
    Celera Genomics, 45 W Gude Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:4145-6. 2002
  40. pmc Generating a synthetic genome by whole genome assembly: phiX174 bacteriophage from synthetic oligonucleotides
    Hamilton O Smith
    Institute for Biological Energy Alternatives, 1901 Research Boulevard, Suite 600, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:15440-5. 2003
    ..One such isolate had exactly the intended sequence. We propose to assemble larger genomes by joining separately assembled 5- to 6-kb segments; approximately 60 such segments would be required for a minimal cellular genome...
  41. ncbi request reprint Plasmodium, human and Anopheles genomics and malaria
    Stephen L Hoffman
    Celera Genomics, 45 West Gude Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20850, USA
    Nature 415:702-9. 2002
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Taking metagenomic studies in context
    Karin A Remington
    Trends Microbiol 13:404. 2005
  43. doi request reprint It's all relative: ranking the diversity of aquatic bacterial communities
    Allison K Shaw
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Environ Microbiol 10:2200-10. 2008
    ..Finally, a subsampling analysis suggests that further sequencing from these particular clone libraries would not have substantially changed the richness rankings of the samples...
  44. pmc Human chromosome 7: DNA sequence and biology
    Stephen W Scherer
    Department of Genetics and Genomic Biology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1X8
    Science 300:767-72. 2003
    ..This approach enabled the discovery of candidate genes for developmental diseases including autism...
  45. ncbi request reprint Viral photosynthetic reaction center genes and transcripts in the marine environment
    Itai Sharon
    Faculty of Biology, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    ISME J 1:492-501. 2007
    ..Furthermore, we show that different viral psbA genes are expressed in the environment...
  46. ncbi request reprint A part of the human genome sequence
    J Craig Venter
    Science 299:1183-4. 2003
  47. ncbi request reprint Genome sequence of the Brown Norway rat yields insights into mammalian evolution
    Richard A Gibbs
    Human Genome Sequencing Center, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, MS BCM226, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, Texas 77030, USA lt http www hgsc bcm tmc edu
    Nature 428:493-521. 2004
    ....
  48. pmc The Sorcerer II Global Ocean Sampling expedition: northwest Atlantic through eastern tropical Pacific
    Douglas B Rusch
    J Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS Biol 5:e77. 2007
    ..Specific functional adaptations can be identified both within individual ribotypes and across the entire community, including proteorhodopsin spectral tuning and the presence or absence of the phosphate-binding gene PstS...
  49. ncbi request reprint Genomics: massively parallel sequencing
    Yu Hui Rogers
    Nature 437:326-7. 2005
  50. ncbi request reprint Single-cell genomics
    Clyde A Hutchison
    Nat Biotechnol 24:657-8. 2006
  51. pmc The Sorcerer II Global Ocean Sampling expedition: expanding the universe of protein families
    Shibu Yooseph
    J Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS Biol 5:e16. 2007
    ..Our analysis indicates that new families are being discovered at a rate that is linear or almost linear with the addition of new sequences, implying that we are still far from discovering all protein families in nature...
  52. pmc Structural and functional diversity of the microbial kinome
    Natarajan Kannan
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America
    PLoS Biol 5:e17. 2007
    ..We show that loss of a catalytic lysine in two families is compensated by distinct mechanisms both involving other key motifs. This diverse superfamily serves as a model for further structural and functional analysis of enzyme evolution...
  53. pmc Survey sequencing and comparative analysis of the elephant shark (Callorhinchus milii) genome
    Byrappa Venkatesh
    Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Singapore
    PLoS Biol 5:e101. 2007
    ..This study also demonstrates that a survey-sequencing approach can be applied productively for comparative analysis of distantly related vertebrate genomes...
  54. pmc Genomic islands in the pathogenic filamentous fungus Aspergillus fumigatus
    Natalie D Fedorova
    The J Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS Genet 4:e1000046. 2008
    ..The role of duplication in the origin of lineage-specific genes is further underlined by the discovery of genomic islands that seem to function as designated "gene dumps" and, perhaps, simultaneously, as "gene factories"...
  55. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary and biomedical insights from the rhesus macaque genome
    Richard A Gibbs
    Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Science 316:222-34. 2007
    ..The complete description of the macaque genome blueprint enhances the utility of this animal model for biomedical research and improves our understanding of the basic biology of the species...
  56. pmc Sequence survey of receptor tyrosine kinases reveals mutations in glioblastomas
    Vikki Rand
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 5200 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:14344-9. 2005
    ..Our results demonstrate the utility of applying DNA sequencing technology to systematically assess the coding sequence of genes within cancer genomes...
  57. ncbi request reprint Time 100 scientists & thinkers. Svante Paabo
    J Craig Venter
    Time 169:116. 2007