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Venter Genome Bust on 60-Minutes

 

Critical of The Origin of Species, Charles Darwin in a letter to Hugh Falconer in October 1862, Darwin wrote, “I look at it as absolutely certain that very much in the Origin will be proved to be rubbish; but I expect and hope that the framework will stand.” 

Darwin’s conceptual framework of “slight, successive” changes over time had remained intact for 150 years, until the evidence from the human genome project delivered the decisive destruction of the original “framework”.   

J. Craig Venter, the microbiologist turned entrepreneur that mapped the human genome and re-produced what he calls “the first synthetic species”, concluded during a 60-Minute CBS interview with Steve Kroft on Sunday, November 21 that the human genome project has been a “bust”. Continue Reading