Scientist Reveals Genome Secret: It’s Him. I find this a bit eerie. Now people know they have access to his genetic blueprint. Venter may have done this for his own ego (and it is morbidly amusing that he may want his body preserved in the Smithsonian), but I’m afraid to think what might happen to him if an even more unscrupulous person got their hands on the information. Maybe I’ve been reading too many apocalyptic science fiction stories.