The Father of Genomics Is Dead

Fred Sanger, genetic pioneer and inspiration to many has passed away.

A sad day. Still, a damn fine innings sir.

No doubt the Sanger Institute will be planning something special to celebrate his life and his discoveries.

Read more here and here.

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One Response to The Father of Genomics Is Dead

  1. mwidlake says:

    Indeed. He actually had a long innings (90+) and by all accounts was a Top Man. I never met him, I was just in his vicinity a couple of times, but from those who knew him, Fred was not only brilliant, but like many men and women who are so gifted, very humble and quiet about it. As a failed geneticist who was allowed to come back to the fold, I have to acknowledge that his work was the bedrock that a lot of knowledge that has since been layered upon

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