George M. Church

George M. Church

George Church is Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, Director of, providing the world's only open-access information on human genome & trait data. His 1984 Harvard PhD included the first direct genome sequencing, molecular multiplexing & barcoding. These lead to the first commercial genome sequence (pathogen, Helicobacter pylori) in 1994. His innovations in "next generation" genome sequencing & synthesis & cell/tissue engineering resulted in 12 companies including medical genomics (Knome, Alacris, AbVitro, GoodStart, Pathogenica) & synthetic biology (LS9, Joule, Gen9, Warp Drive) as well as new privacy, biosafety & biosecurity policies. Honors include election to NAS & NAE and Franklin Bower Laureate for Achievement in Science.

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