Rockville, Md—Much like the giant Homer
Simpson Pez dispenser in his office, John Quackenbush, PhD, dispenses
tasty tidbits when he opens his mouth.
"The most expensive thing you can do is not collect data," he tells
a reporter touring laboratories at The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR).
While describing how two robots print postage stamp-sized glass slides—called
gene chips or microarrays—with tens of thousands of gene fragments,
Quackenbush explains the aphorism.
Vastag B. John Quackenbush Talks About the Clinical Promise of Genetic Microarrays. JAMA. 2003;289(2):159-163. doi:10.1001/jama.289.2.159