Jonathan, it turns out, was motivated by his son's secondary apnea event at birth. 454 revolutionized gene sequencing and genome sequencing. 454 used water droplets in an oil emulsion to create "test tubes" for PCR. Imagine the crazy amount of droplets that could be created to concurrently do PCR!!!! 30 cycles per time........billions of base pairs.......24 billion at first.....In the case of Jim Watson!
Did I tell you 24 is my magic number? One can only imagine the epigenetic changes!!!
I am writing today to tell you how amazing it was to meet Jonathan in person. I had posted on him in the past and even about his Vinyard Chamard. Why is it that all my genetics heroes are tall???? Francis, Jonathan, Rick, Lynch, I could go on and on.....Well at least Ken Offit is as tall as I am.
Well, it turns out that Jim's genome WAS the first available online, in addition before genetics Jonathan was a proteomics guy.....Guess what?....That will soon come back around. I enjoyed my time with the Yale Alum and YNHH born prodigy.......I too was born at YNHH....I look forward to the day when I can have an institute, sell my company to Roche, sell my other company to Standard and Poor's, Create a stonehenge like clock with my children's' birth dates....I could go on and on, but you can check it out at his LinkedIn page!
He gave me some very sage advice and guidance.....It truly is amazing when you begin to appreciate all the people he has helped along the way. I hope to do the same.....someday.
This afternoon I plan to announce some major news.......While you wait chew on this