Herbert Boyer

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Herbert Wayne "Herb" Boyer (born July 10, 1936) is a researcher and entrepreneur in biotechnology.wikipedia
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Genetic engineering

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Along with Stanley N. Cohen and Paul Berg he discovered a method to coax bacteria into producing foreign proteins, thereby jump starting the field of genetic engineering.
The first GMO was a bacterium generated by Herbert Boyer and Stanley Cohen in 1973.

Genentech

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He is recipient of the 1990 National Medal of Science, co-recipient of the 1996 Lemelson–MIT Prize, and a co-founder of Genentech. In 1976, Boyer founded Genentech with venture capitalist Robert A. Swanson.
The company was founded in 1976 by venture capitalist Robert A. Swanson and biochemist Herbert Boyer.

Genetically modified bacteria

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In August 1978, he produced synthetic insulin using his new transgenic genetically modified bacteria, followed in 1979 by a growth hormone.
The first example of this occurred in 1978 when Herbert Boyer, working at a University of California laboratory, took a version of the human insulin gene and inserted into the bacterium Escherichia coli to produce synthetic "human" insulin.

Saint Vincent College

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He received his bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, in 1958.
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University of California, San Francisco

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He was professor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and later served as Vice President of Genentech from 1976 until his retirement in 1991.
Herbert Boyer, National Medal of Science (1990) and Shaw prize 2004, cofounder of Genentech

Derry, Pennsylvania

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Hebert Boyer was born in 1936 in Derry, corner of western Pennsylvania where railroads and mines were the destiny of most young men.
Herbert Boyer, chemist and co-founder of Genentech

City of Hope National Medical Center

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In 1977, Boyer's laboratory and collaborators Keiichi Itakura and Arthur Riggs at City of Hope National Medical Center described the first-ever synthesis and expression of a peptide-coding gene.
In 1978, City of Hope researchers Arthur Riggs and Keiichi Itakura, working with Herbert Boyer of San Francisco-based biotechnology corporation Genentech, Inc., became the first scientists to produce synthetic human insulin.

Lemelson–MIT Prize

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He is recipient of the 1990 National Medal of Science, co-recipient of the 1996 Lemelson–MIT Prize, and a co-founder of Genentech.
Herbert Boyer (Co-recipient, Lemelson–MIT Prize) for the development of methods to combine and transplant genes.

Robert A. Swanson

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In 1976, Boyer founded Genentech with venture capitalist Robert A. Swanson. 2000 Biotechnology Heritage Award with Robert A. Swanson, from the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and the Chemical Heritage Foundation
Robert "Bob" Swanson (1947–1999) was an American venture capitalist who cofounded the biotechnology giant Genentech in 1976 with Herbert Boyer.

Keiichi Itakura

In 1977, Boyer's laboratory and collaborators Keiichi Itakura and Arthur Riggs at City of Hope National Medical Center described the first-ever synthesis and expression of a peptide-coding gene.
By 1978 Herbert Boyer's biotechnology startup Genentech had contracted with Riggs and Itakura, and Boyer and Itakura had created a plasmid coded for human insulin.

IRI Achievement Award

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1982 the Industrial Research Institute (IRI) Achievement Award

Arthur Riggs (geneticist)

Arthur Riggs
In 1977, Boyer's laboratory and collaborators Keiichi Itakura and Arthur Riggs at City of Hope National Medical Center described the first-ever synthesis and expression of a peptide-coding gene.
Riggs and Itakura collaborated with Herbert Boyer at Genentech, and used recombinant DNA technology to become the first to produce a human protein in E. coli.

National Medal of Technology and Innovation

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1989 the National Medal of Technology

University of Pittsburgh

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He received his PhD at the University of Pittsburgh in 1963 and participated as an activist in the civil rights movement.
National Medal of Science winners include Bert W. O'Malley '59 & '63, a pioneer in steroid hormones, and Herbert Boyer '63, Genentech founder and biotech pioneer; while Leonard Baker '52 and Michael Chabon '84 have won the Pulitzer Prize.

Stanley Norman Cohen

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Along with Stanley N. Cohen and Paul Berg he discovered a method to coax bacteria into producing foreign proteins, thereby jump starting the field of genetic engineering. 2004 Albany Medical Center Prize (shared with Stanley N. Cohen)
Stanley Cohen and Herbert Boyer were the first scientists to transplant genes from one living organism to another, a fundamental discovery for genetic engineering.

Shaw Prize

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2004 Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine
Two inaugural prizes were awarded for the Life Science and Medicine category: Americans Stanley Norman Cohen, Herbert Boyer and Yuet-Wai Kan jointly won one of the prizes for their works pertaining to DNA while British physiologist Sir Richard Doll won the other for his contribution to cancer epidemiology.

Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research

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1980 the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research

Insulin

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In August 1978, he produced synthetic insulin using his new transgenic genetically modified bacteria, followed in 1979 by a growth hormone.
The first genetically engineered, synthetic "human" insulin was produced using E. coli in 1978 by Arthur Riggs and Keiichi Itakura at the Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope in collaboration with Herbert Boyer at Genentech.

Scripps Research

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Among his professional activities, Boyer is on the Board of Directors of Scripps Research.
The board of directors includes Herb Boyer (co-founder of Genentech), John D. Diekman (founder of 5AM Ventures), William R. Hearst III (Chairman of the Board, Hearst Corporation), Ge Li (Founder of WuXi AppTec), and Joel S. Marcus (Founder, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.).

Biotechnology Heritage Award

2000 Biotechnology Heritage Award with Robert A. Swanson, from the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and the Chemical Heritage Foundation
Herbert Boyer and Robert A. Swanson, 2000

Albany Medical Center Prize

2004 Albany Medical Center Prize (shared with Stanley N. Cohen)
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Paul Berg

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Along with Stanley N. Cohen and Paul Berg he discovered a method to coax bacteria into producing foreign proteins, thereby jump starting the field of genetic engineering.

National Medal of Science

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He is recipient of the 1990 National Medal of Science, co-recipient of the 1996 Lemelson–MIT Prize, and a co-founder of Genentech.

Bachelor's degree

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He received his bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, in 1958.

Latrobe, Pennsylvania

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He received his bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, in 1958.