Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Frederick Sanger, inventor of a major method in DNA sequencing, 1918-2013

The New York Times has an obituary of Frederick Sanger, who won two Nobel prizes for molecular biology methods.  I probably belong to the last generation to use Sanger end-termination for DNA sequencing, but his method was enough to sequence the genomes of many bacteria, and the same chemistry was used for the human genome. Really a founder of modern molecular biology.
See also an appreciation at The Curious Wavefunction.

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