GUEST MENTOR Dr. Leroy Hood co-founder and president, Institute for Systems Biology: In the late 1970s, when I was a professor at Caltech, I pioneered four instruments for analyzing genes and proteins that revolutionized modern biology — and one of these, the automated DNA sequencer, enabled the human genome project.
Business Daily presenter Ed Butler reports from California, at the Future In Review conference which is an annual gathering of business pioneers. He speaks to a genetics expert Dr. Lee Hood about a new plan for medical treatment which, he believes, will revolutionize the application and the cost of healthcare.
When it comes to protein extraction, it’s all about balance: You need a method strong enough to crack open the cell wall and/or membrane, yet gentle enough to protect the vulnerable protein molecules inside.
Renowned scientist Dr. Leroy Hood spoke casually with North Central High School students about mitochondrial DNA and planning for a future in science as he toured the school’s Institute of Science and Technology where students are immersed in molecular biology.
“A lot of this science didn’t exist when I was a kid,” said Hood, 81. “I’ve spent most of my career working with kids. It’s nice to connect.”
We’re getting a better idea of how longtime Microsoft executive Craig Mundie is going to spend some of his time after he retires from the software giant next year.
Mundie, the former chief research and strategy officer at Microsoft who now serves as an advisor to Steve Ballmer, was just named to the board of the Institute for Systems Biology.
"I think the thing that is most unique about P4 Medicine is that it will represent a network of networks - genetic networks, molecular networks, cellular networks, tissue networks, individual networks, population networks, social networks."
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