How Science Does Creativity

News Outlet: 
Business Alabama
Date published: 
November 13, 2013

Jim Hudson describes how creativity is built into the DNA of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.

For this issue focused on innovation and creativity, our Executive Q&A has gone to scientific innovation central — the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. Jim Hudson is one of the founders of this non-profit, which opened in 2007, after Hudson’s retirement from Research Genetics, the for-profit company he founded in 1987 and sold to Invitrogen Inc., in 2001, for $139.2 million. At Research Genetics, Hudson developed a process for producing artificial DNA for research laboratories at a fraction of the previous cost and in a fraction of the previous time. It hooked up on the fast track with the human genome project.

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