Future of Medicine

Leroy Hood

A pioneer in the systems approach to biology and medicine, Dr. Leroy Hood and his colleagues at Caltech developed the instruments that paved the way for the successful mapping of the human genome, prompting the Academy of Engineering to recognize him with the 2011 Fritz J. and Delores H. Russ Prize, awarded for automating DNA sequencing that revolutionized biomedicine and forensic science. Full bio

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