Dr John Sanford, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin)
Dr John Sanford, A Cornell University Professor for more than 25 years, John has been semi-retired since 1998. His Ph.D. was in plant breeding and plant genetics. While a professor at Cornell, John has trained graduate students and conducted genetic research at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, NY. During this time, John bred new crop varieties using conventional breeding and then became heavily involved in the newly-emerging field of plant genetic engineering. John has published over 80 scientific publications and has been granted over 30 patents. His most significant scientific contributions involve three inventions, the biolistic (“gene gun”) process, pathogen-derived resistance, and genetic immunization. A large fraction of the transgenic crops (in terms of numbers and acreage) grown in the world today were genetically engineered using the gene gun technology developed by John and his collaborators. John also started two biotech enterprises derived from his research, Biolistics, Inc., and Sanford Scientific, Inc. John still holds a position at Cornell (Courtesy Associate Professor), but has largely retired from Cornell and has started a small non-profit organization, Feed My Sheep Foundation.
A scientific convert to six-day creation, his groundbreaking new book Genetic Entropy and the Mystery of the Genome demonstrates why human DNA is inexorably deteriorating at an alarming rate, thus cannot be millions of years old.
- Plant geneticist: ‘Darwinian evolution is impossible’
Creation magazine interview with Dr Sanford
Review of Genetic Entropy
Further confirmation of genetic entropy
- Carter, R.W. and Sanford, J.C., A new look at an old virus: mutation accumulation in the human H1N1 influenza virus since 1918. Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 9:42, 12 October 2012 | doi:10.1186/1742-4682-9-42.
- Carter, R.W., More evidence for the reality of genetic entropy (Journal of Creation summary perspective on the above)
Refutation of critic
- Critic ignores reality of Genetic Entropy: The author of a landmark book on genomic decay responds to unsustainable criticisms.
- Far-fetched speculations fail to replace the straight-forward understanding of Adam and Eve (review of The Genealogical Adam and Eve: The surprising science of universal ancestry, by S. Joshua Swamidass
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