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Merrill Garnett



Merrill Garnett (born 4 January 1931) is a biochemist and cancer researcher, and the founder and director of Garnett McKeen Laboratory, Inc. Holding a D.D.S. from New York University, and graduate study in chemistry and biochemistry from New York University and Brooklyn College, Dr. Garnett has had research laboratories at the Central Islip State Hospital, Waldemar Medical Research Foundation, Northport Veterans' Administration Medical Center, and the High Technology Incubator of The State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Dr. Garnett's principal laboratory discoveries reveal the presence of corollary dynamics of the genetic code by which specific DNA coded segments and cell membranes exchange ultra-low frequency sinusoidal electrical currents. According to his theory, these pulsed currents are the basis of all physiological pulses and determine the polarization, charge and folding of enzymes, nucleic acids and membrane phospholipids. The restoration of these charge transfer pathways form the basis of several new methods of medicinal management. Garnett refers to this area of research as Electrogenetics:

Electrogenetics is the basis for designing medicines that can short circuit the electrical charges in cancer cells and produce their selective electrocution. Electrogenetics describes the energy requirements, energy exchanges, and electronic circuits, which allow gene reactions to occur in the living state.[1]


Selected Abstracts and Papers

  • Electrochemical Measurements of Isopolyoxomolybdates: 1. pH Dependent Behavior of Sodium Molybdate C. V. Krishnan, M. Garnett, B. Hsiao, and B. Chu, Int. J. Electrochem. Sci., 2 (2007) 29 - 51
  • Digoxin–Nucleic Acid Oscillations M.Garnett, C.V.Krishnan, and B.Jones, 211th Electro Chemistry Society Meeting - Chicago, Illinois, May 06 - May 10, 2007, Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry General Session: Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry
  • Anodic Oxidation of agr-Lipoic Acid at a Glassy Carbon Electrode and Its Determination in Dietary Supplements Oana Corduneanu; Merrill Garnett; Ana Maria Oliveira Brett. Published in Analytical Letters, Volume 40, Issue 9 June 2007 , pages 1763 - 1778
  • RNA Interactions and Electronic Oscillation, M. Garnett, C.V. Krishnan, B. Jones, poster presentation, 58th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, Sept. 9-14, 2007, Banff, Canada
  • New insights into the double layer structure from impedance measurements: Implications for biological systems, C.V. Krishnan and Merrill Garnett, Electrochimica Acta, Volume 51, Issues 8-9, 20 January 2006, Pages 1541-1549. Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy - Selection of papers from the 6th International Symposium (EIS 2004) 16-21 May 2004, Cocoa Beach, FL, USA
  • Examining Solute-Solvent Interactions at the Electrode Double Layer by Impedance Measurements of Proteins: 2. Prothrombin, C.V. Krishnan and Merrill Garnett, Int. J. Electrochem. Sci., 1(2006)283-303
  • Biological Nano-Circulation By Radical Induced Dual Polarization Merrill Garnett and C.V.Krishnan, 207th ECS Meeting - Quebec City, Canada, May 15 - May 20, 2005 - Symposium on Biophysical Electrochemistry in Honor of Katsumi Niki; Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry/Organic and Biological Electrochemistry Abstract #1654
  • Modulation of Impedance in DNA Solutions by Ions and Molecules: 2. Effect of Tetraalkyl Ammonium Ions C.V. Krishnan, and Merrill Garnett, 207th ECS Meeting, May 15-May 20, 2005, Quebec City, Canada - Physical Electrochemistry General Session, Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry Abstract #1500
  • Periodicity measurements in liquid crystal lattices, Merrill Garnett and C.V. Krishnan, Abstract Submitted for the APR05 Meeting of The American Physical Society; Date submitted: 14 Jan 2005
  • A New Model For DNA Charge Transfer: Variable Electronic Circuitry, Merrill Garnett and C.V. Krishnan, Abs. 1377, 204th Meeting, 2003 The Electrochemical Society, Inc.
  • Dopant Catalyzed Charge Dissipation In A Liquid Crystal, C.V.Krishnan, Merrill Garnett, and John L. Remo, The Electrochemistry Society 203rd Meeting - Paris, France, April 27-May 2, 2003. AE2 - Electrochemistry of Novel Elecrode Materials, Physical Electrochemistry (Nanomaterials. Tuesday, April 29, 2003, Le Palais des Congres, Co-Chairs: J. Augustynski and A. Lasia
  • Pulsed Electrospinning Of Biopolymers Merrill Garnett and C.V.Krishnan, Friday, May 17, 2002, The Electrochemistry Society 201st Meeting - Philadelphia, PA; A2 - Nanotechnology, Co-Chairs: W.A. van Schalkwijk and S. Seal

Non-Technical Publications

Garnett wrote a memoir entitled First Pulse: A Personal Journey in Cancer Research[2], intended for the non-specialist and non-scientist. It is illustrated with paintings by his daughter, New York-based artist Joy Garnett.

Paul Bingham, a biochemist at the Department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, The State University of New York at Stony Brook is quoted on the book jacket:

"Merrill Garnett is a true original--a person in pursuit of a profoundly humane goal along career and personal paths quite unlike anyone else I have ever met. Merrill is one of the rare individuals for whom 'doing well by doing good' isn't a superficial slogan but rather is truly second nature. In this book Merrill has produced a fascinating, intensely personal account of his 40 year quest for effective cancer treatments. I'm sure most readers will react to the book as I did. I was engaged and captivated--both at the personal and at the scientific levels. In this era of bureaucratized science, people like Merrill are increasingly rare and increasingly important. Readers are treated to a deep, clear look into this world."


  1. ^ Electrogenetics - Garnett's theoretical website and archive of selected papers and abstracts
  2. ^ First Pulse: A Personal Journey in Cancer Research edited by Bill Jones, First Pulse Projects, NY; 1st ed. 1998; 2nd ed. 2001

Related links

  • Electrogenetics
  • First Pulse: A Personal Journey in Cancer Research
  • First Pulse: A Personal Journey in Cancer Research on amazon
  • First Pulse Projects
  • N01SE, a multi-site exhibition about information and transformation, curated by Adam Lowe and Simon Schaffer, at the Wellcome Trust TwoTen Gallery in London and at Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, 22 January - 26 March, 2000
  • see also: N01SE, a multi-site exhibition about information and transformation - official site
  • Exploring sci-art: the final frontier by Kelly Morris, review in The Lancet, April 22, 2000, of N01se: an exhibition about information and transformation showing at the Wellcome Trust Two10 Gallery, London, UK
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