Alec John Jeffreys

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Alec John Jeffreys was born in Oxford, England back in 1950.  In 1956, the family moved to Luton, Bedfordshire.  He attended the Luton Grammar School then Luton Sixth Form College.  He won a scholarship to Merton College, Oxford graduating with first-class honor in biochemistry in 1971. 

He received his Doctor of Philosophy on the mitochondria of cultured mammalian cells, he did his postgraduate at the Genetics Laboratory at the University of Oxford. In 1994, he was Knighted for his services to genetics and to science and technology.  Now, some of you may want to know why he was Knighted.

I’m so glad you’ve asked, for what you may not know about Sir Alec Jeffreys is that in lab in Leicester in 1984, he discovered DNA fingerprinting.  His discovery is used worldwide today.

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Comments (21)

Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

You just can't hold talent back, thank you for sharing.

Dec 09, 2020 04:27 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning again, James. Now that is an amazing and significant invention.

Dec 09, 2020 04:32 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - an amazing discovery.  

Dec 09, 2020 04:43 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James Dray - by far this is one of the greatest discoveries in biology.

Dec 09, 2020 05:17 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Alec deserved to be knighted for his accomplishment. Enjoy your day!

Dec 09, 2020 05:20 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am not sure what DNA fingerprinting is, but it sounds like it could be something really good, haha.

Dec 09, 2020 05:41 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray


Dec 09, 2020 05:49 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Another way to find your history and hopefully someday irradicate some diseases.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Dec 09, 2020 05:56 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

What a fantastic amount of study and ingenuity it must have taken to find something so small James Dray . What a fantastic service he presented the world of science and criminal investigation.

Dec 09, 2020 06:20 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James, Wow how he has change so much the the police department.  Thanks for the information


Dec 09, 2020 07:06 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this report.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Dec 09, 2020 07:47 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I remember the DNA discovery, but I had no idea of the man who discovered it.  Thank you for  informing us.  A

Dec 09, 2020 07:52 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

It's funny you hear about DNA fingerprinting all the time but you never hear about the person who discovered it.

Happy Wednesday my friend James Dray 

Dec 09, 2020 07:55 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

He was cedrtainly a very learned individual, with an impressive and valuable discovery!


Dec 09, 2020 08:02 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Hello James Dray great pick! If not for him, half the police dramas on TV would have no evidence. Especially CSI

Dec 09, 2020 10:35 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- there's someone who definitely deserved to be Knighted. And YES to what Rocky said. 

Dec 09, 2020 01:13 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - that was a major accomplishment and has put a lot of felons away.

Dec 09, 2020 06:48 PM
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

DNA has been a game changer for finding ancestors to catching criminals.

Jan 07, 2021 06:44 AM
Brad Thomsen
Big Bear Realty - Edmonds, WA
Real Estate Services

Good points.

Have a Great 2021

Happy Selling!

Jan 07, 2021 07:46 AM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear James,

The first step in a discovery process that is ongoing. It started the human genome project and now teaches us much about traits and diseases.

Jan 07, 2021 08:35 AM

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