• WordNet 3.6
    • n Ventner United States geneticist who published the complete base sequences for all the genes of a free-living organism, the influenza bacterium; later led team that developed a first draft of the entire human genome (born in 1946)
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In literature:

She writhed in a torture of reviving strength, and in her convulsions she almost tore from Ventner's grasp.
"Riders of the Purple Sage" by Zane Grey
Canfield introduced the new-comer as the detective, Joe Ventner, of New York, and the boys greeted him courteously.
"The Call of the Beaver Patrol" by V. T. Sherman