It’s been over 20 years since Jurassic Park introduced the concept of biomedical engineering to the public. Scientists in the Michael Crichton novel-turned-film manipulated amber-preserved dinosaur DNA– more specifically, dinosaur genomes– to repopulate the planet with animals millions of years old, essentially reversing extinction.
Today, Professor Stephen Quake has made sci-fi fantasies a reality with his cutting-edge research in the field of bioengineering. While he’s not bringing Mezosoic creatures back to life, Professor Quake is using his knowledge for something even better: improving and prolonging human life with breakthrough diagnostics. His newest research on non-invasive testing alone has saved thousands, and has redefined the term “bioengineering”. Read on to discover the latest scientific breakthroughs from one of the fields’ top minds, Stephen Quake.