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Donating DNA, Craig Venter

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Interviewee: Craig Venter. Craig Venter talks about donating DNA.
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Well it was, I mean I did it out of scientific curiosity, I in fact wanted to see my own genetic code. But also as an advocate, you know, I predict within five or ten years it will either be mandatory or a major alternative for people to have their genetic codes determined. It may be required to get a prescription for a drug, knowing whether you have an increased risk of dying from that drug, versus being benefited from it. It's very difficult for me to advocate that it's fine for you but, you know, gee, I didn't really want to do that. So I did it out of curiosity, I did it out of setting an example, I did it out of, you know, self-examination.
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craig venter,genetic codes,genetic code,self examination,curiosity,advocate,dna,risk
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