Stanford bioengineer STEPHEN QUAKE has been named Inventor of the Year by the Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association (SVIPLA) for discovering ingenious ways to extract information from DNA.
Quake, the Lee Otterson Professor in the School of Engineering, has pioneered the analysis of DNA fragments that spill out of dead cells. He has devised techniques to fish these fragments out of the bloodstream and use them as clues to diagnose a variety of ailments, including cancer.
This latest award suggests that Quake’s discoveries have the potential to open up new areas of knowledge and disease treatment.
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