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Celera Corporation
Subsidiary
Industry Technology
Founded 1998
Headquarters Alameda, California, USA
Key people
William G. Green, Chairman, Kathy P Ordonez, President, Craig Venter, Founder
Products Scientific & Technical Instruments
Number of employees
554

Celera is a corporation registered in California, U.S.A. It was founded to discover and sell information about DNA sequence analysis, especially the human genome. The company is now wholly owned by Quest Diagnostics, a corporation which runs clinical laboratory services.

Celera's first president, Craig Venter and Hamilton Smith were in charge of the original science. There was competition between Celera and the publicly funded Human Genome Project, which got much comment. Eventually, they agreed on a certain amount of co-operation.

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