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Bruce Roe, 2003-05-29

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Oral History | Bruce Roe
Oral History | Bruce Roe

Scope and Contents

Bruce Roe discusses the following in his interview: Scene 1. Involvement in genomics -- Scene 2. Surprises in the Human Genome Project -- Scene 3. Gene patenting -- Scene 4. Dangers of genomic research -- Scene 5. Ethics and genomic information -- Scene 6. Public interest in genomics -- Scene 7. The future of genomics -- Scene 8. Competition in science -- Scene 9. Science and spirituality -- Scene 10. Advice to young scientists -- Scene 11. Women in science -- Scene 12. Teaching science -- Scene 13. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia -- Scene 14. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: the future.


  • Creation: 2003-05-29


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

Bruce Roe is a George Lynn Cross Research Professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Oklahoma. He graduated with a Ph.D in biochemistry from the University of Western Michigan and received a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellowship to research at SUNY Stony Brook. He spent his 1978-79 sabbatical at Fred Sanger’s lab, where he helped develop the renowned method of DNA sequencing currently used today.

Roe is founding director of the Advanced Center for Genomic Technology (ACGT) at the U. of Oklahoma, one of the first large-scale sequencing facilities in the US. At present, the ACGT innovates computational and robotic methods to analyze DNA sequence results and is currently determining the nucleotide sequence of five microbial genomes. In 1999, Roe’s research led to the elucidation and publication of the complete sequence of human chromosome 22. This was the first human chromosome to be sequenced in its entirely.

He has attended genome meetings and symposia at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory for over 20 years.


1 Cassettes (Camcorder footage) : MiniDV - CSHL1138

1 Cassettes (Duplicate) : VHS

1 Optical Disks (Talking science with Bruce Roe) : DVD

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English