Recorded: 08 May 2008
Yeah this year we’re beginning to… You know this has been a long path. It’s been mostly technology up to this point or technique. Even this meeting still has a lot of technique and everyone’s talking about the latest next gen sequencers and that technology, but they’re actually doing real biology with it – or at least quite a few of the posters are. And I think next year we are going to live up to the name Biology of the Genome and not so much Technology of the Genome.
Jim Hudson scientist and businessmen who founded Research Genetics in 1987, the company that made synthetic DNA. He received a dual major in chemistry and physics from the University of Alabama and studied molecular biology. His company was very successful and dominated the market for synthetically made DNA in USA. That allowed Research Genetics to play a main role in the Human Genome Project. Company was sold in 2000 to Invitrogen.
Jim Hudson is co-founder of HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville. Together with his wife he formed a biodefense company, Concero Scientific.
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