NASA Ames Research Center Director's Colloquium, June 24, 2014, Moffett Field, California. Human deep space exploration missions require a thorough understanding of the prolonged environmental effects on life. The use of genomics and synthetic biology will transform such missions by reducing the overall risk and mass needed to sustain crew health in space. As the lead Center for space biology and synthetic biology, NASA Ames is in pursuit of these challenges.
Regarded as one of the leading scientists in genomic research of the 21st century, J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., will speak about the profound impacts these new tools will have on human¹s existence on Earth and beyond.
The NASA Ames Director's Colloquium Summer Series was presented by the Office of the Chief Scientist as part of the Center's 75th anniversary celebration.