Posts tagged ‘Humulin’


Art Riggs: The story behind synthetic human insulin

June 3, 2013 | by
The science that led to synthetic human insulin began with Art Riggs' curiosity about how to turn genes on and off. (Photo: Walter Urie)
As City of Hope celebrates its 100th anniversary, we offer a four-part interview with Art Riggs, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases Research. Many of City of Hope’s best-known breakthroughs came through his lab. In this series, he casts an eye back to some of his greatest scientific contributions — and forward to the advances on the horizon. The science that led to synthetic human insulin began with Art Riggs’ curiosity about how to turn genes on and off. (Photo: Walter Urie) In Part 2, Riggs talks about his work that…