Dr. John Sanford
Retired Cornell Geneticist, Education: Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Genetics, President of Logos Research Associates, President of FMS Foundation.
As a Cornell University professor, John conducted genetic research for over 30 years. This research has resulted in more than 100 scientific publications and several dozen patents. In addition to producing numerous new crop varieties, John's research resulted in new genetic engineering technologies. A large fraction of the transgenic crops grown in the world today involved use of the biolistic “gene gun” process, of which John was the primary inventor.
John also started two successful biotechnology companies. Since the year 2000, John has engaged in science-based Christian apologetics, defending the truth of scripture. He has published numerous scientific papers and books in the area of biblical genetics.
John feels his most significant contributions to science have been: 1) the Biolistic Process; 2) the book Genetic Entropy; 3) Development of Mendel's Accountant (the most advanced and biologically realistic numerical simulation of the mutation/selection process); and 4) the Cornell symposium and subsequently published proceedings entitled Biological Information - New Perspectives.
Links to Selected Papers:
The Effects of Low Impact Mutations in Digital Organisms
Skittle Genome Paper
Books and Chapters:
God, Family, and Genetics – A Biblical Perspective, Part 1: Genetic Evidences Supporting the Divine Origin of Man and Family; Published in Proceedings of the symposium at Rome: "The Two Shall Become One": The Creation of Adam and Eve as the Foundation of the Church's Teaching on Holy Marriage.
God, Family, and Genetics – A Biblical Perspective, Part 2: Genetic Evidences Refuting the Evolution of Man and Family; Published in Proceedings of the symposium at Rome: "The Two Shall Become One": The Creation of Adam and Eve as the Foundation of the Church's Teaching on Holy Marriage.