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Tim Hunkapiller’s a kid off the farm whose sequencing and computational biology brainstorms shaped the genomics industry

 

By Meredith W. Salisbury

 

At first, Caltech rejected Tim Hunkapiller’s application for graduate studies. He doesn’t mind admitting that, but Caltech probably would, given how much the school makes in royalties off the patented four-color sequencer he helped develop in one of its labs.

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