Scientist profile: Leroy Hood
The inventor of the DNA sequencing technique, and Albert Lasker Awardee, embarks on the next big challenge.
By Lisa Grossman, 16:13 PM May 8, 2011
For Leroy Hood, everything is connected. After inventing a machine that helps decode DNA, Hood spent a lot of his long, rambling career trying to combine all branches of science, from biology and physics to engineering and computer science. His invention made it possible for scientists to identify all the genes in human DNA as part of the Human Genome Project.
In 2000, he left his research job at a university to cofound the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle. There he and his colleag...
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