GEN October 4, 2021
Advances in sequencing, big data technology, systems biology, and blood analysis open new paths to wellness
When I went to Caltech as a young assistant professor in 1970, I began thinking of all the possible research choices before me. Molecular immunology and technology development (initially protein sequencing) were no brainers, as I had been active in these areas during my graduate and NIH careers. But I wanted something new. I was fascinated with human biology and disease, but the complexity of humans was daunting.
In terms of human complexity, I remember then thinking of the parable of the elephant and the six blind men (each felt a different part of the elephant and declared it was a trunk, a fan,...