"I can't say I moved there because the conditions in Israel were not satisfactory," he told Israel Army Radio Wednesday. "In all honesty, to this day I can't quite say why I left the country, my connection to it being very strong."
"It was just me being in the right place at the right time and maybe having a few good ideas," Mr. Levitt told The Associated Press. "It's sort of nice in more general terms to see that computational science, computational biology is being recognized. It's become a very large field and it's always in some ways been the poor sister, or the ugly sister, to experimental biology."