First Personal Genome - Jim Watson
First of the rest of us, first individual genome. First genome on next ten sequencing, first of the rest of us. Published in Nature, but on the web a year earlier - took us a year to convince the editors that it was ethical to publish a persons genome (Thanks to Amy Lyne McGuire for the commentary and response to reviewers).
Sequencing on a Semiconductor Chip
First non light sequence, first published in Nature. Demonstrated low cost, scalable Genome sequencing on a semiconductor chip. Led to $1,000 Genome.
M.C. Escher - built this molecular.
Inspiration for project LOOKING for students now to do on evolving self-replicating molecular machines.
Genome of Neanderthal
Initiated Neanderthal Genome project with Svante Paabo, demonstrated the power of next-generation sequencing, we were first to decode ancient DNA on the genome scale