David Goeddel was one of the first scientists Herb Boyer hired for the insulin project. Here, David Goeddel talks about Genentech's general strategy for synthesizing insulin.
Herb Boyer and Stan Cohen "invented" recombinant DNA technology.
Herb Boyer reflects on his initial investment in Genentech.
Genes can be moved between species.
Herb Boyer talks about how the first biotech company got its name.
Herb Boyer talks about his and Bob Swanson's vision on combining the best of academia, industry and business.
Tour of Genentech by David Ebersman
Image of Herbert Boyer. From lineman on the varsity football team to co-founder of the first biotech company, Boyer has never lacked imagination, drive, or vision. His and Stanley Cohen's recombinant DNA work paved the way for the biotech revolution.
Stanley Cohen and Herbert Boyer inserted the recombinant DNA molecule they created into E. coli bacteria by means of a plasmid, thereby inducing the uptake and expression of a foreign DNA sequence known as "transformation."
Stanley Cohen and Herbert Boyer's historic experiment used techniques to cut and paste DNA to create the first custom-made organism containing recombined or "recombinant" DNA.