Biologist: Space Travelers Can Benefit From Genetic Engineering

Biologist: Space Travelers Can Benefit From Genetic Engineering
Genomics pioneer Craig Venter has urged NASA to embrace genetic screening and genetic engineering techniques, to help make human space exploration safer and more efficient.
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MOFFETT FIELD,

The biologist, who

"I think this

Venter spoke to a

Astronauts with

Genetics techniques

Genes that encode

Genetic screening

"NASA's been

Last summer, the

A new microbiome

At some point down

As an example, he

While humans only

With some tailoring,

"Why not come

Theoretically,

Body odor is

Food, fuel and

Other genomics

Venter also raised

The microbe

If scientists can

Engineering humans

"We're trying

Still, Venter said

"I can't think

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