Luke Timmerman: “Hood: Trailblazer of the Genomics Age” | Talks at Google

Lee Hood led a team at Caltech that developed the automated DNA sequencer, the tool that paved the way for the Human Genome Project.

Author Luke Timmerman and Dr. Krishna Yeshwant of Google Ventures discuss Hood, Timmerman’s path to writing the book, and the current state of biotech.

In “Hood: Trailblazer of the Genomics Age,” journalist Luke Timmerman zeroes in on a charismatic, controversial personality. Never-before-reported details are drawn from the scientist’s confidential files, public records, and more than 150 interviews with Hood and his family, friends, collaborators, and detractors. The result is not just a revealing portrait of one of the most influential biologists of our time, but a deeply human look at science itself.

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Moderated by Dr. Krishna Yeshwant.



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