2005, 1 hour special
Genome pioneer J. Craig Venter sails around-the-world on a 95-foot Frers sloop, converted for conducting an ocean microbe survey. This voyage of discovery features coverage in the waters of the North Atlantic, the Panama Canal, Cocos Island, the Galapagos, and the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. We also visit his laboratories back home, where the same genome toolset his team used for reading the human genome has been modified for work with an entire ocean environment of creatures. Ocean microbial work has potential application for addressing climate change.
Organizations That Appear In Production: J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Cocos Island National Park, Galápagos National Park, Centre for Oceanographic Research in Eastern Pacific, The Institute for Genomic Research, Heron Island Researrch Station, Shell Hydro