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Hood was one of four children, including a sister and two brothers, including a brother with Down syndrome. One of his grandfathers was a rancher and ran a summer geology camp for university students, which Hood attended as a high school student.
Hood excelled in math and science, being one of forty students nationally to win a Westinghouse Science Talent Search. Dreyer on antibody diversity.
He served as chairman of the Division of Biology from and director of Caltech's Special Cancer Center in A relatively small school, Caltech was not well-suited to the creation of the type of large interdisciplinary research organization that Hood sought.
He coined the term "P4 medicine" in Its goal was stated as being "to lead the transformation of healthcare from a reactive system to one that predicts and prevents disease, tailors diagnosis and therapy to the individual consumer and engages patients in the active pursuit of a quantified understanding of wellness; i.
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In addition, he co-authored, with Daniel J. Kevles, The Code of Codes, a popular book on the sequencing of the human genome. When applied to the study of protein and DNA chemistries, these ideas were essential to the rapid deciphering of biological information.
The company was supported by venture capitalist William K. Boweswho hired Sam H. The company shipped the first gas phase protein sequencer, Model A, in August Hunkapiller, then a research fellow at Caltech. Reagents are added to cleave the protein one amino acid at the time, followed by solvents to allow extraction of reagents and byproducts.
A series of analysis cycles is performed to identify a sequence, one cycle for each amino acid, and the cycle times were lengthy. By applying reagents in the gas phase instead of the liquid phase, the retention of the sample during the analysis and the sensitivity of the instrument were increased.
HPLC analysis techniques were used to reduce analysis times and extend the technique's applicable range. These discoveries had significant ramifications in biology, medicine, and pharmacology.
Caruthers of the University of Colorado Boulderand was based on Caruthers' work elucidating the chemistry of phosphoramidite oligonucleotide synthesis.
Horvath worked with Hood and Hunkapiller to learn Caruthers' techniques in order to design a prototype that automated the repetitive steps involved in Caruthers' method for DNA synthesis. Molecular biologists were able to produce DNA probes and primers for use in DNA sequencing and mapping, gene cloning, and gene synthesis.
The DNA synthesizer played a critical role in the identification of many important genes and in the development of the polymerase chain reaction PCRthe critical technique used to amplify segments of DNA a million-fold.
Kenta senior research associate at Caltech from to This led to a number of significant results, including the synthesis of HIV-1 protease in a collaboration between Kent and Merck and the analysis of its crystalline structure.
Kent carried out a number of important synthesis and structure-function studies in Hood's lab at Caltech. It made possible high-speed sequencing of the structure of DNA, including the human genome. It automated many of the tasks that researchers had previously done by hand.
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