Craig Venter is not a man who is inclined to underestimate himself. But then why should he? He beat the government’s science bureaucrats in the race to decode the human genome. Fueled by $3 billion in taxpayer money, the federal Human Genome Project had waddled along for years until Mr. Venter, in 1998, managed to come up with private funding for a $300 million parallel research effort, Celera Genomics. He announced that his team would sequence the genome — mapping the three billion DNA base-pairs that make up all 26,000 or so human genes (plus tracking long stretches of currently unknown function) — three years ahead of the government’s schedule and at a tenth of the cost. And he did.
É o próprio fabricante quem diz. Achei no Japonês da Pátria Filho. Será que os nossos xenófobos vão ficar chorosos? Eis aí um caso de empreendedorismo e, para a sorte a das Havaianas, não existe o inventor do Zori, o que livra a empresa de pagar uma pá de royalties, he he he.