Regarding Ford and the jumper, Martin Wood (or Martin Gero) explains
this in one of the commentaries.
Ford can use the co-pilot's controls, which are standard push button
controls that anyone could use.
Anyone can launch a jumper from Atlantis, as exiting the jumper bay,
descending to the Gate Room and shooting forward through the Gate are
automated systems that a non ATA carrier can activatefrom the co-
Ford, or anyone else without the gene, would not be able to move a
jumper an inch if it were landed on an ordinary planet - as the
automatic launch systems tie in with Atlantis' systems.
And just to clarify - Ford definitely doesn't have the gene - see 'Hot
In fanon, Miko and Dr Kusanagi (mentioned by Rodney and Radek in one
of 'The Sieges') are one and the same person as mentioned before. It's
a nice idea - it means we have a complete person - first name, last
name, face and even a personality!