News from Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Fred Sanger, who died on Tuesday 19 November 2013, aged 95, was the quiet giant of genomics, the father of an area of science that we will explore for decades to come.
His achievements ranks alongside those of Francis Crick, James Watson and Rosalind Franklin in discovering the structure of DNA. In research marked by two Nobel Prizes, he developed methods that allow us to determine the order of the building blocks of DNA and of proteins. This technique allowed the languages of life to be read.
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