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Genetically speaking

Union-Tribune gives Craig Venter a pass

Human Longevity, Inc. is folding the Singapore operation it set up two years ago
Human Longevity, Inc. is folding the Singapore operation it set up two years ago

La Jolla’s Craig Venter, the genomic giant who gets regular positive write-ups in his hometown Union-Tribune, was spared mention in the paper when it was announced two weeks ago that his Human Longevity, Inc. was folding the Singapore operation it set up two years ago.

“We made this decision because the time differences and general geographic separation of teams in multiple locations for some of our most critical functions was not a sustainable way for us to most effectively manage our business,” Heather Kowalski, the company’s head of corporate communications and public affairs — and Venter’s wife — told the publication Asian Scientist. “Thus, we have consolidated the Singapore functions into our San Diego and Mountain View, California offices.”

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Human Longevity, Inc. is folding the Singapore operation it set up two years ago
Human Longevity, Inc. is folding the Singapore operation it set up two years ago

La Jolla’s Craig Venter, the genomic giant who gets regular positive write-ups in his hometown Union-Tribune, was spared mention in the paper when it was announced two weeks ago that his Human Longevity, Inc. was folding the Singapore operation it set up two years ago.

“We made this decision because the time differences and general geographic separation of teams in multiple locations for some of our most critical functions was not a sustainable way for us to most effectively manage our business,” Heather Kowalski, the company’s head of corporate communications and public affairs — and Venter’s wife — told the publication Asian Scientist. “Thus, we have consolidated the Singapore functions into our San Diego and Mountain View, California offices.”

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Good that they didn't move their operations off shore. I'll give them that.

June 15, 2017

The matter of U-T reporting, it might be noted (as I do every day) that the coverage of local news is scant, spotty, and often mistaken. So it is quite possible that no reporter had the story on his/her radar, due to the skimpy staff that remains employed. Worse yet, the paper may be down to a point where nobody knows who Craig Venter is, what he and his organization do, or his significance. If you think their reporting is weak, the editing is at least that bad with some really glaring errors getting through.

June 15, 2017

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