Wonder is what sets us apart from other life forms. No other species wonders about the meaning of existence or the complexity of the universe or themselves.
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|Birth:||10th July, 1936|
Herbert Wayne "Herb" Boyer was born in Derry, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an American businessman and researcher in biotechnology. 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. He is a co-founder of Genentech. He served as Vice President of Genentech from 1976 until his retirement in 1991. He earned his B.S. degree in biology and chemistry from Saint Vincent College, Latrobe in 1958. He earned his M.S. degree in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1960. He received his Ph.D. in Bacteriology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1963. He served as an assistant professor at the University of California, San Francisco and a Professor of Biochemistry from 1976 to 1991. He received many awards, including National Medal of Science for Biological Sciences in 1990, Lemelson–MIT Prize in 1996, Albany Medical Center Prize in 2004, and Perkin Medal in 2007.
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