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Philip Green, 2003-05-31

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Oral History - Philip Green
Oral History - Philip Green

Scope and Contents

Phil Green, computational biologist, is interviewed by Mila Pollock, on May 31, 2003, at Cold Spring Harbor Library, New York.

Phil Green discusses the following in his interview: Scene 1. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology -- Scene 2. 1986 Symposium: Molecular Biology of Homo Sapiens -- Scene 3. Involvement in genomics -- Scene 4. Surprises in the Human Genome Project -- Scene 5. Challenges in the Human Genome Project -- Scene 6. Dangers of genomic research -- Scene 7. Gene patenting -- Scene 8. Competition in science -- Scene 9. The future of genomics -- Scene 10. Science and spirituality -- Scene 11. Jim Watson, personality and influence -- Scene 12. Jim Watson, writer: "Molecular biology of the gene" -- Scene 13. Rich Roberts -- Scene 14. Advice to young scientists.


  • Creation: 2003-05-31


Conditions Governing Access

Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online: Select tapes have been digitized thanks to support from CLIR Recordings at Risk Grant awarded in 2021, these tapes are available for research online via our Oral History Website and in person at CSHL Archives. Please contact CSHL Archives with any questions regarding availability.

Biographical / Historical

Philip P. Green is a professor of Genome Sciences and adjunct professor of the Bioengineering and Computer Science Departments at the University of Washington. He was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator from 2000-2009 and was elected into the National Academy of Sciences. Green designs software packages which aid in making genetic maps and identifying genes within the genome. He is concerned with constructing computational tools to understand cell functioning at a molecular level. Green has created the program Phred, which manages the data generated by the Human Genome Project and which is being used to help determine the most common variations in human DNA. Green’s laboratory is working to construct a gene-annotated genome sequence. His lab has modified the number of genes thought to be in the human genome—it is substantially fewer than had been previously believed. Green spoke at the 68th Cold Spring Harbor Symposium focused on the Genome of Homo Sapiens.


1 Cassettes (Camcorder footage) : Hi-8 - CSHL1254

1 Cassettes (Working copy) : MiniDV - CSHL1058

1 Optical Disks (Talking science with Phil Green.) : DVD ; 35 min.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Interview recorded on Hi-8 and Mini DV, then transferred to DVD.

Repository Details

Part of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives Repository

Library & Archives
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
One Bungtown Rd
Cold Spring Harbor NY 11724 USA