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  • Collecting genomics: the Richard Durbin papers

    07/01/2015

    Richard Durbin is a computational geneticist who played a key role in sequencing the C. elegans and human genomes. His papers have been catalogued (GRL/DUR) and are now available to view in the Wellcome Library. After graduating from the University… Continue reading

  • John Sulston’s Archive Now Available in the Library

    03/10/2014

    The complete John Sulston archive (PP/SUL) has been catalogued and is available to researchers in the Library. The final two sections have been catalogued, with Section B covering Sulston’s role as Director of the Sanger Centre (now the Sanger Institute)… Continue reading

  • Welcome to Genomics History Week

    15/07/2014

    With the first section of the papers of geneticist John Sulston now catalogued and the recent addition of the digitised Alan Coulson papers online at Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics, we’ve decided to make this Genomics History Week at the… Continue reading

  • Uncovering the history of dna sequencing

    27/09/2013

    The newly available collection of Carol Churcher’s papers (GRL/CHU) is a landmark for the Library’s Human Genome Archive Project.  At just two boxes the collection might seem insignificant, but clearly size isn’t everything. This collection represents more than the contents of… Continue reading

  • Fred Sanger: a maker of modern genetics

    02/05/2013

    In the third of our series about the digitised archive collections in ‘Codebreakers: makers of modern genetics’, Jenny Shaw, archive project officer at the Wellcome Library, explores Fred Sanger’s research notebooks: My involvement with Sanger’s notebooks is through the Human… Continue reading

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    ‘Documenting science: preserving the legacy of the Human Genome Project’

    21/01/2013

    Human Genome Project Officer Jenny Shaw will be discussing her work at the Wellcome Library at an Archives for London seminar on 7th February. Details: The Human Genome Archive Project (HGAP) aims to preserve the archival legacy of one of the most… Continue reading

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    Science today, history tomorrow

    07/01/2013

    At the end of 2012, the science journal Nature recorded a podcast with science writer Georgina Ferry and our Human Genome Project (HGP) archivist Jenny Shaw about the importance of preserving the informal records of modern science.  The podcast is now… Continue reading

  • Targeted preservation: The Human Genome Archive Project

    22/05/2012

      Contemporary is a word not often associated with archives and yet without archivists making plans for contemporary material the archives of the future would be a much poorer place. The Wellcome Library has a history of considering the modern… Continue reading

  • Human Genome Project and the Wellcome Library

    26/06/2010

    The first draft of the human genome, announced jointly by Tony Blair and Bill Clinton on 26 June 2000, was heralded by the press as a massive scientific breakthrough, the applications of which would improve health and extend life. Scientists… Continue reading

  • Miracle rat?

    05/10/2009

    Recent research has discovered that the naked mole rat (Heterocephalus glaber) has some interesting genetic characteristics that may lead to a cure for cancer. The fact they can live longer than any other rodent, combined with their inability to contract… Continue reading