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Molecular biologist and Geneticist Leroy Hood is a 2011 National Medal of Science Laureate.


Biologist Leroy Hood, a 2011 National Medal of Science Laureate, is recognized as one of the world's leading scientists in molecular biotechnology and genomics. His development of the DNA sequencer, DNA synthesizer and other instruments resulted in the successful mapping of the human genome that revolutionized biomedicine and forensic science.

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